As we take our seats at Nonoo, we past what seems to be a garden lifted from Alice & Wonderland and placed as the entrance area for the models. With the scene set, it equated well to what ended up being a soft and feminine collection reminiscent of an extremely cultivated tea party.
Pastels were the true star of the show – and not the easter sunday kind – as Misha Nonoo brought them to a higher level of sophistication (which we believe is just what they wanted). Using tailoring, construction and silhouette juxtapositioning; spearmint showed up in a four-ply silk bomber jacket, lavender in a blazer/printed pant combo and cross-back jumpsuits, “sun gloss” in lame t-shirts and “teacup rose” in a printed double georgette hand pleated blouse with fluted bias skirt.
If pastels were the color palette of choice than silk was the fabric du jour. With everything from silk crepe sleeveless coats, silk organza paneled blouses, a double georgette sunburst pleated skirt and silk chiffon shirtdresses it brought the romantic part out of the most masculine construction. Youthful in design, classic garments were interpreted to give them new life; like the oversized blazer that obtained a panel of silk organza on the back giving it instant sex appeal, or the track pant, which made from an organza/double georgette combo, created a soft translucent trouser that would be welcomed into any wardrobe.
With simple hair and makeup and little to no accessories, it was truly all about focusing on the hand crafted collection that was bestowed upon us. Truly innovative as well as inspiring, Nonoo gave all of us something new and fresh to take with us and remember come Spring 2014.