The Emily Muller program titled the collection as “Escape” evoking a summer hiatus. The Arts major from Skidmore College is cutting her teeth (or should we say cloth) on a venture she seems wonderfully suited for. Boston Fashion Week headline highlight her saying: ‘Emily Muller debuted her line of women’s clothing in 2010. Muller is inspired by the first half of the 20th century and her designs take advantage of vintage silhouettes and rustic hardware combined with nature-inspired color pallets and utilitarian details. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Skidmore College before attending the School of Fashion Design in Boston.‘ What was shown on the runway was clever Howard Hughes Aviator designs that were intensely feminine. Canvas looks were combined with exposed zippers and grommet straps in colors that gave the look of tanned leather but were actually delicate and lightweight. Dresses and rompers were tucked low and gathered to evoke the wind filled sails of a grand flying machine. Some of the models even wore aviator skullcaps (Stanwyck) with grommets and straps designed in a keen collaboration with milliner Alana Ryan for Maxine in Trousers). Long soft curls and birds-eye makeup (by Mariolga Pantazopoulos) brought the collection up a major notch as the 29 pieces for Spring/Summer 2012 for Emily Muller. The summer beach cottage feel extended the collection with swimwear and shorts for easy dressing. Looks were in loose silks, voluminous jackets, tucked and tiered, all with grommets and straps, in various washed shades of ivory, faded fence paint blue, and summer marigold culminating with a lace multi-tiered wedding gown that looked like “vintage borrowed bohemian“. We look forward to see more from this talented young designer.