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MISS SIXTY MINES THE ’70s FOR INSPIRATION

AP Fashion Writer, New York

Miss Sixty is a trendy young-market brand so it makes sense that its newest collection hit on many of the major trends to emerge so far at New York Fashion Week: rompers, harem pants, one-shoulder tops, miniskirts and loose, easy outfits.

The line called ‘New Urban Superheroes’ debuted Sunday night in front of a crowd that included actress Blake Lively, as well as stylists, editors and retailers.

Designer Wichy Hassan, in an interview, said he was experimenting with some more grown-up looks than he done in the past. "There’s small detail changes – brighter colors, light material. In the collection of Miss Sixty, there’s always hippie styles but for next season it’s a little more elegant, a little more chic. … There’s no more stonewashed or dyeing. Everything is very rich."

In other words: This was a Miss Sixty inspired by the more worldly and luxe 1970′s instead of the bohemian 60′s.

Playfulness was still plentiful, though.

A raspberry-colored romper was worn over a Spandex halter bra in red, white and blue, and striped tights and knee highs were paired with super-short shorts. There were dresses and, yes, harem pants that captured the casual chicness of spring ’09, but a handful of the looks had too much volume to really feel a part of that trend.

The best outfits included a chiffon halter jumper in a yellow, brown and navy print with an attached long skirt – perhaps a hostess outfit for a summertime cocktail party? – and a citrus-grove print, one-shouldered dress in lime and yellow.

All images courtesy of theFashionSpot forums.

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