SPRING 2017 TREND REPORT

Spring 2017 has already hit the runways and our store. Mother Nature’s sure to follow suit when she sees the trends for herself.

FLORALS

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again: this print captures springtime whimsy at its finest. Delicate and bold florals by designers like Marni, Harvey Faircloth, and Seventy will brighten any day, rain or shine.

DAYTIME METALLICS

Bring out your 70s rocker inclinations (but leave behind the eyeliner) this season by adding a touch of metallic to your everyday wardrobe. Need help conjuring up the past? We’ll show you how to seamlessly incorporate pieces by Tomorrowland, Marie Saint Pierre, and Brunello Cucinelli.

THE BOMBER

The bomber jacket is back by popular demand. A fall/winter 2016 regular, this outerwear staple has been revisited in lightweight materials perfect for springtime wear by Dorothee Schumacher and Pinko. We also have a special metallic number by Brunello Cucinelli.

THE BRIGHT AND THE BEAUTIFUL

Thought you couldn’t wear bright colours? Think again. There’s a hue for everyone. Lemony yellows, sealike ceruleans, and rich fuchsias by Moschino Boutique and Etro will bring a pigmented punch to any wardrobe.

LEOPARD

The most luxurious print is making yet another comeback this season, but in lighter forms by the likes of Norma Kamali.

COLD SHOULDER

Why not let one shoulder feel the spring winds this season? This trend is a little flirty, but can be styled as sensibly as you’d like. We’ll show you how with pieces by Autumn Cashmere and Dorothee Schumacher.


MODERN BLOUSE

Every classic sophisticate needs a modern blouse. These days designers are reinventing the corporate button-down and bringing new styles to soaring heights. Pair your Luisa Cerano, Tara Jarmon, or Self Portrait blouse with cropped pants for a chic office look.

PATTERN PRESENTATION

Thanks to pieces by MSGM, No.21 and Marni; patterns like gingham, plaid, polka dots and more can happily coexist in one outfit! We’ll give you tips on how to mix and match for individualistic charm.

RUFFLE

Designers everywhere are letting their Spanish and Caribbean influences translate into breezy yet bold ruffles. Thanks to the help of designs by Marie Saint-Pierre and Versace, this trend can be interpreted for office and girls’ night outfits alike.

AN EMBELLISHMENT LOVE AFFAIR

Our philosophy when it comes to unexpected embellishments: more is more. Embellishments make simple pieces special and worth a little investment. We take our cues from the Cambio pants, Needle & Thread dresses, and rhinestone ZCD sneakers we have in-store.

SPRING STRIPES

Stripes can be worn year round, but get full fashion visibility in warmer months. Designs by Luisa Cerano will help you take the straight and narrow.

LOVELY LACE

A delicate fabric for a delicate season, brought to us by the likes of Monique Lhuillier, No 21, Tara Jarmon, and Self Portrait. Visit us at the store to find your perfect match on the demure to sheer scale.


FALL 2016 TREND REPORT

From runway to wardrobe... Trends for the upcoming season.

EVERYTHING EMBELLISHED

 Playful brooches, patches, pins and appliqués are a great way to finish off any staple outfit. We love Marni and Tanya Taylor’s takes on modern embellishments. All’s well that’s embellished well!

FASHION FLARE

 Cropped and flared pants are a figure-flattering update to traditional slacks. We have a perfect pair by Joseph–it’s high-waisted, and is cropped right above the ankles to show off a great sneaker, mule, or chunky heel.

A TOUCH OF VELVET

Our favourite luxe fabric is making a comeback! Designers like No 21 and Carven are using it in rich tones and vibrant colours as accent texture in collars and cuffs, shoes, scarves, handbags, and more.

PURR-FECT

Spotted: leopard prints by Lanvin. Look fierce this season in a statement coat, or a more understated but equally meow-worthy accessory. They call it the catwalk for a reason…

IN LOVE WITH LACE

The boudoir-inspired trend is here to stay, and we love showing it in feminine lace. With a few simple tricks, we’ll help you take this sheer fabric from day to night. Shop styles by Malene Birger and Erdem in-store.

JACKET DU JOUR

The bomber jacket was given the street style stamp of approval, and has now reached high-fashion status. Throw this Dorothee Schumacher bomber over anything–from an off-duty daytime look, to an evening gown–for a utilitarian edge.

FUN AND FUR REAL

We’re excited to show off designers Cinzia Rocca, Harvey Faircloth and SAM’s take on real and “fun” (faux) fur at Milli this season. Another trend that’s here to stay… And styled in many different ways.

SPRING 2016 TREND REPORT

Our favourite trends to liven up your wardrobe.

EARN YOUR STRIPES

Stripes are to spring what fur is to winter! Shed your shearlings and show off every type of stripe–vertical, horizontal, thin, wide, colourful, black and white. We have wearable stripes by Tomorrowland, Marc Cain and more that will make you feel more stylish than any sailor.

WHO WEARS THE PANTS?

This spring is all about pants that are anything but ordinary–wide leg, pyjama, pleat, cropped, in print or solid are all perfect styles for work or play. Skinny & boyfriend jeans have been jazzed up with playful embellishments for the weekend. Whatever your choice, it is all about the pant!

BEDROOM TO BOARDROOM

We’ve noticed that some of our favourite designers have pulled inspiration from lingerie and loungewear for spring. We love the idea of silk and lace camisoles layered under sweaters or cardigans. Slip dresses are now haute couture (ask McQueen, Dior, or Celine). And pull-on-pants are being tailored expertly–a smart look for the office and comfortable to boot.

MADE YOU BLUSH

Go nude! That’s right. We’ve seen monochromatic looks in nude colours everywhere, and we think they’re perfect for spring. Fashion critics say that colours in the versatile nude family–”hazy taupe”, “oyster pink”, “rose quartz”, etc.– are the new neutrals for women. We can help you find the right nude for you that will flatter your skin tone and add freshness to your wardrobe.

EVERYDAY ECLECTIC

Each spring, we look to fashion icons like Iris Apfel for printspiration. The 90 yr old New Yorker effortlessly mixes patterns, textures, and hues, reminding us that fashion should be fun. Gucci’s most recent “geek chic” solidified the fact that mixing prints is in. We’ve brightened up the store with playful prints by Dorothee Schumacher, Strenesse, Malene Birger and more.

FALL 2015 TREND REPORT

Staying chic throughout the seasons

TIMELESS. CHIC. BOLD.

Animal prints have stood the test of time, becoming a fashion symbol that represents style and status. From Jackie Kennedy wearing an animal-print coat in the 1950s to Dolce & Gabbana integrating it into the DNA of every piece, animal print is here to stay. Stripes and spots, real and faux – it’s time to embrace your wild side at Milli this Fall.

BROCADE IS BACK

A centuries-old design, brocade is back paired with bold colours. Found in everything from evening gowns to bomber jackets, this is a must-have pattern for fall.

HIGH ANKLE BOOTS

The boot, a staple in a woman’s wardrobe, is a defining piece for a gorgeous silhouette.  This season, designers are molding the ankle bootie into a beautiful chunky heeled mid-calf boot that pairs seamlessly with cropped pants as well as a midi skirt.

BOLD BAGS

This season is all about going bold with a great bag.  From the runway to street style, a fun, overstated bag is one of Fall’s big hits.

UNDERSTATED MINIMALISM

A soft break from the eclectic pattern mixing, minimalism is at its finest come Fall.  For those who feel that the over-embellished and extra-accessorized isn’t for them, there is peace and balance in the understated. The minimalism of a plush cashmere wrap or chic cut of the classic trench coat goes a long way this season.

MODERN EASE

Ultra-mod has returned this season, and designers have reimagined it with a more relaxed, modern twist. You’ll be likely to see softer versions of the A-line dress, layered with a collared blouse or embellished with a textured neckline.

‘70S BOHEMIAN CHIC

With contemporary sportswear on the rise, it’s no surprise that designers are dedicating entire collections to the whimsical bohemian vibe.  A more relaxed, yet chic, appeal to sportswear can be seen in impeccable fur-lined vests and well-tailored jacquard jumpsuits.

MINIMAL SHADES OF BLACK

Designers are turning out looks in head-to-toe black this season, which gives you a perfect reason for donning that beautiful cashmere turtleneck sweater, or that perfectly cut black blazer you’ve been waiting to wear this Fall.

ECLECTIC

Fall is all about mixing and matching patterns. With brands such as Lanvin pulling together houndstooth and stripes, it’s proof that pulling together an eclectic look is very, very stylish this season.