December 19, 2013 New York
There were sheer elements in other pieces, too: the sleeves of a dreamy floral trench dress, and diagonal inserts on a sweet little crewneck sweater. Indeed, each item had elements of transparency and opacity. That contrast might have been a bit too sharp on a green tweed shift with sheer panel inserts—the tweed looking too heavy and the sheer panels too light. A gray jersey quilted suit was also quite weighty. But in general, this was a successful endeavor. Nonoo said her experience as a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist helped her to really focus the collection, and that much is clear. While her flippy skirts and digital floral prints were quite feminine, her work stands out most when she injects it with a menswear element, whether it's a strict collar or tailored pants.