The MillySpring/Summer 2015 Runway Wants You To Get A Little More Naked

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08: A model backstage at Milly By Michelle Smith during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Art Beam on September 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images)
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It's time to get comfortable with baring some skin according to Milly's Spring 2015 Fashion Week presentation — and not just with transparent or nonexistent clothing. Milly designer Michelle Smith created a spring collection that celebrated going nearly-nude in both ensembles and makeup, favoring cosmetics and clothing that allowed skin to peek through. 

In terms of clothing, the trend took the form of strategic slivers of skin peeking through gauzy tops and skirts and a continued fixation on the crop top. Despite a smattering of nearly ultramarine blue and a few washed-out notes of purple, red, and pink, the collection relied on a solid palette of black and white (trend alert, anyone?) and kept in stride with Milly's revamped, cool girl brand image. 

Head makeup artist Mark Carrasquillo drew inspiration from the quintessential English rose, from milky, luminous complexions to a chic blushing glow. The Beauty.com representative used a selection of Kevyn Aucoin's products to give models a your-skin-only-better visage backstage, first massaging in the brand's Sensual Skin Enhancer and emphasizing their cheekbones with Aucoin's The Creamy Glow Duo to give cheeks a blooming, natural flush. Carrasquillo explained backstage that he wanted his models to look healthy and above all happy, saying,

The first model who came to me had a little bit of freckling, so I just jumped on it. The girls looked at themselves with their freckles on and smiled, and it's a really good feeling to see yourself and smile. 

A good lesson for all of us to remember, indeed: if you're not smiling after you apply your makeup and get yourself ready to go out into the world, it's time to switch up your routine. Perhaps this barely-there clothing and makeup will serve as your inspiration. 

Image: millybymichelle/Instagram

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