Sparkle & Shine

First Look at David Peck's Miles David Collection

Peck designed his holiday collection of dresses and separates to be wearable, sexy and fun.

By Sarah Rufca Nielsen December 1, 2015

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It's tradition for David Peck to debut his latest collection with a fashion show inside his showroom for local media and a handful of his loyal clients, so it was much the same on Tuesday—same showroom, same format—except with a new name, Miles David, over the front door.

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Peck talks a lot about how his new line was designed specifically with his Houston customers in mind, and the result is a collection that's sparkly, fun, designed to stand out and yet surprisingly wearable as well.

Many of the dresses have pockets, for example, because Peck says he thinks it's annoying to have to be carrying something like your phone around in your hand all night. A navy dress with plenty of sheen had a back made of ponte, for extra stretch and a comfortable fit. He showed a lot of formal separates, giving his fans multiple ways to wear the pieces during the busy gala season.

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Peck said one of his favorite pieces is a boxy sequined zebra print, which he described as feeling "like a sweatshirt," giving the option to pair it with jeans to add extra sparkle while running errands or to combine it with a formal skirt for a night on the town. On the other end of the spectrum, for the woman who wants to make sure her formal look stops traffic—and isn't going to be spotted on anyone else in town—there are a handful of gowns that are one-of-a-kind, like the deep aubergine gown with a dramatic neckline that's covered a layer of gold lace that closed the show. 

Even the ready-to-wear separates showcases a new creative freedom for Peck, highlighting his gauzy, youthful take on 70s fabrics, including a flowy maxi dress in a colorful striped fabric reminiscent of a Mexican serape and a minidress featuring a pastel micro-floral print that could have been inspired by an old sofa, both of which elevated their source material through Peck's expert construction.

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