Nineties minimalism, streetwear, and sports (basketball, particularly) have always been fixations for Nomia's Yara Flinn, and she's been synthesizing and refining those influences over the past five years. Fashion labels left and right have been trying to inject more urban appeal into their clothes, but "street" isn't just a fleeting trend for Flinn, so her latest lineup felt authentically of-the-moment. This season, the promising young designer successfully mixed sophisticated silhouettes with athletic accents. Sleek slipdresses and piqué pencil skirts were broken up with a sheer panel of Japanese mesh that was also used on a fluid kimono, while a heather gray T-shirt dress slit up both legs came lined in slippery silk.
Flinn brought back several emerging signatures here, including polished basketball shorts (which she was doing for quite some time before others latched onto them), crisp cotton shirtdresses, and knife-pleated crepe midi skirts. Versatile utility belts, graphic cutouts, and occasional pops of metallics added interest to the predominantly neutral clothes. A technical trench and cropped, slim jeans were decorated with strips of reflective tape, and a sharp denim wrap skirt looked cool coated in silver. One of the most noteworthy things about the collection is its manageable price point. The aforementioned button-ups will go for around $250, while a beautiful, bias-cut crepe gown rings in under $600.