As Amber recently pointed out, none of us want to claim that brown is the new black but in addition to the BCBG Max Azria collection, Nicole Miller's collection was having a return to brown. Using earthy tones, Miller showed her Autumn/Winter collection in front of New York's big guns. Inspired again by South America (her Spring/Summer collection had a distinctive Mayan theme), her latest ready-to-wear range included tribal prints, thick coats and those short mini dresses again. More pics from the show over the cut...

Whether it was a dress, coat or wrap Nicole Miller incorporated her love of indigenous printwork in them all. Proving that she also wasn't all about the mini dress, Miller teamed ladylike blouses with capri trousers and long skirts some of which reminded me of the Australian outback and its famous poem of The Man from Snowy River.

Miller's blend of school girl pinafores and sexy frocks were balanced with more masculine designs including slimline tuxedos, waist coats and bowler hats. I may be a fan of the pinafore dress right now but we're only into day five of NY Fashion Week and I'm starting to get a little sick of seeing them on the catwalks. Time for something new people!

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