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November 10, 2009 9:43 PM

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Sienna Miller is busy. In addition to clocking eight performances a week in "After Miss Julie" on Broadway, the actress is also co-designing her ready-to-wear collection Twenty8Twelve with her sister Savannah who lives in London. But the girls are not...

Sienna Miller is busy. In addition to clocking eight performances a week in "After Miss Julie" on Broadway, the actress is also co-designing her ready-to-wear collection Twenty8Twelve with her sister Savannah who lives in London. But the girls are not letting the Atlantic Ocean get between them.

"That's the wonders of modern technology. We Skype a lot," Sienna says. "There are such great vintage stores and fabric places here that I can source and send my ideas back to Savs and vice-versa."

On Monday--Sienna's only night off--the Miller sisters spoke with WWD about what's next for the British label.

WWD: Sienna, you just moved to New York temporarily and Savannah, you're visiting here for the week. How are you finding the city so far?
Sienna Miller: I love New York. I was born here so I feel like I have an affinity with the place. But I'm here just for four months doing the play.
Savannah Miller: I love the pace here. London's great but it's a sleepy town compared to New York. This is on a completely different level. The energy is so exciting and it's impossible not to get caught up in that.

WWD:Sienna, you have a pretty grueling schedule with the play. How are you balancing social life and working?
Sienna: Yeah, this is my one night off. It's grueling but it's the best kind of grueling. It's a marathon. [But] it's what I love doing so really it's exciting to go to work everyday doing a play on Broadway. I just look at 42nd Street and I can't kind of believe I'm there doing it.

WWD: What's it like working with each other on the collection? Do you always get along?
Savannah: It's so great. We never fight. We really make an effort to see everything from the other's point of view and as a result the product is much clearer.
Sienna: We've never had a fight about work. We totally respect each other's aesthetic. They're really different so the combination of the two really works for the label.

WWD:You worked a lot with denim for spring. What's your definition of the perfect jean?
Sienna: Personally, I like thin denim. I don't want something that's bulky. [And] I like a bit of stretch in there. It was really hard thing to get the denim right. I find with jeans, it's a question of like a millimeter. It's really got to fit you in that right place. Spring/summer was really the first time we nailed our denim.
Savannah: The jeans that we've developed have the four-way stretch. It's a really amazing technology by which the denim stretches completely around your leg so you feel like your leg's molded into the jean. They're like a dream.

WWD:So what's the timeline in terms of Fall 2010?
Savannah: All done. All designed, all fitted, all fabrics approved. We've started making our samples now. It's crazy that it's so far in advance.

WWD:So what can we expect to see?
Sienna: Certainly with spring-summer, we brought it out a little bit more. I think we played it a bit safe before and we're trying to be much more adventurous now. I think we're going to have a lot more color and more crazy prints.
Savannah: It's gone on a bit of a wild woman feel.

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