February 11, 2012 New York
Nonoo started her line a little over three years ago with a partner, and their focus was coats, which were admired for their special details. This time around, the collection lacked an equally strong point of view. Printed pants paired with peplum jackets and wool ruffled skirts matched with lace chiffon tops felt a little bit like déjà vu with other designers. Establishing a foothold in the competitive contemporary market is no easy task, but paying too much attention to collections like Carven and 3.1 Phillip Lim certainly isn't the answer. Coats and jackets are still Nonoo's forte and were no doubt the strongest items she showed.