This unique contrast speaks for itself when you learn that this season is also closely connected to the “ill-fated” skinhead culture; the idea exposed by MIller’s choice of shaven-headed models, smart skirts and bleached denim – all of which made up the iconic fashion style of skinheads during 1960’s England. It was a social group who’s styled was pieces together from various different sources and references, and in the same way, Miller’s SS17 collection comes together like a unusually pieced jigsaw puzzle.
The collection is an amalgamation of different cultural styles, from different times and places in history. SS17 see’s Miller deconstruct and redesign an antique Kimono, a disused tuxedo, and an oversized cardigan. Elsewhere on a few of the most memorable looks from the collection, do you see a cluster of badges that on closer inspection are trapped taxidermy butterflies, “signifying the fragility of beauty”. It’s a soft approach to the skinhead culture and removes it from it’s tough characteristics by uniquely placing it against the concept of beauty under a light that ultimately highlights it’s vulnerability.