June 05, 2012 New York
Having upgraded to a light-filled studio on Crosby Street double the size of their previous space, NAHM's Ally Hilfiger and Nary Manivong have a sunny outlook going into their first Resort season. The young label made its mark with new takes on the classic shirtdress, and continued to reinterpret that idea here with a flattering paper-bag-waist frock made from magenta dupioni silk with a double collar. The designers are also expanding their separates business with menswear-inspired pieces like drawstring shorts with a tuxedo-inspired tail flap, birds-of-paradise-print silk trousers, and a crisp white cotton piqué biker jacket and matching shorts set. They have good reason to move beyond their original shirtdress formula. The Fall collection they showed in February was full of new categories like capes and jumpsuits, and more than doubled NAHM's retail presence (they grew from 10 to 25 stores).