Nally & Millie – An Affordable Crossover Contemporary Clothing Line Appealing to the Trendy Woman of Every Body TypeBy Kaylene Peoples | January 18th, 2011 | Category: Articles, Interviews and Reviews, Fashion | No Comments »
“I believe fashion will always be an important aspect of modern life; that its function as an art form is still underrated; but ultimately we all strive to find meaning and beauty in what we do.”
Nally & Millie is a crossover contemporary label of tops and dresses in artistic prints and sophisticated solids, designed for versatility, easily switching from daytime to evening. Nally & Millie is the perfectly priced solution that works well with casual denims or for dressier occasions. The line consists of a variety of T’s, tunics, blouses, and dresses, covering a wide range of body types in this season’s most fashionable trends. Manufactured solely in the US, Nally & Millie uses the softest natural fabrics and most technically advanced synthetics for consistent quality and lasting durability.
Interviewed by Kaylene Peoples (bold)
Answers by Nally & Millie designer Nally Park
Your designs are very sweet, with a nice array of colors. Just perfect for spring and romance. How did you come up with your color choices?
Nally & Millie has always been known for its colors and prints. I constantly aspire to conceive special shades or unusual color combinations to evoke that sense of fun that is often lacking in fashion.
Tell us about your line and what inspired your current collection.
The current collection is a further exploration of themes I started in developing easy, no-fuss dressing that works across different ages, social classes, from day to evening, while remaining exceptionally stylish!
Do you have any designers you look to for inspiration?
I’ve always admired the work of designers like Stella McCartney and Donna Karan, who create sophisticated yet modern women’s wear. While I make it a point for Nally & Millie to stand completely on its own merit, there is a kinship in how we all design to enhance the lives of women everywhere.
What have been the highs as a designer? Any Lows?
As a designer you can’t experience a more fulfilling sense of accomplishment than seeing your designs come to life and worn by your customers. It’s why I design—to create beauty and function that achieves their purpose in the lives of our customers.
What advice would you give to an aspiring designer?
It’s such a tough climate right now for any designer, aspiring or otherwise. The only advice I can give is to believe in what you’re doing and keep working at your craft as a tangible expression of creativity.
Where can people find your designs? Your website?
Nally & Millie is sold in over a thousand stores and boutiques nationwide.
If you could describe yourself in one or two sentences, what would you say?
I am constantly on the go and invariably follow a hectic schedule, and this translates into how Nally & Millie addresses the need for uncomplicated fashions that fulfill multiple functions.
Where would you like to see yourself in 5 years?
Doing exactly what I’m doing now.