Misha Nonoo took several trips to New York as a child, frequently stopping off at the Guggenheim to take in the latest exhibit. Now that she's a resident of the city, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building is an endless source of inspiration. For her Pre-Fall Nonoo collection, she drew from the museum's nautilus shell-inspired ramp to give the clothes a certain curviness. A banker-striped shirtdress, for instance, had an hourglass shape and sheer insets at the hem and collarbone. "Every woman has an amazing décolletage," Nonoo said of the flattering peekaboo placement.

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.