5 posts tagged "Nomia"
Since launching Nomia in 2009, Brooklyn-based designer Yara Flinn has developed a sleek, urban aesthetic. She continued this exploration of unfussy, forward-thinking clothes for Fall ’13, presenting a primarily camel, white, and black collection that combined sporty, boyish charm and soft femininity. “It’s a lot about contrast,” Flinn told Style.com in a preview. “Not just in the fabrics but in textures and positive and negative space. Achieving a perfect balance is what I strive for.”
Her aim for harmonious dichotomy came through in a slick blazer that was slit up the back, a pair of baggy black wool pants with sheer organza calves, and a quilted bomber in a shimmering silver brocade. Subtle details, like the elastic waist on a fluid silk jumpsuit, gave her clothes an everyday ease, and cropped tops and sweaters paired with high-waisted skirts were chock-full of attitude.
There were a few T-shirts, too, each of which was embroidered with a twin-tailed mermaid. The image was inspired by the Met’s sixteenth-century bronze Siren sculpture. Perhaps an unlikely reference for a modern, streetwise line. But according to Flinn, sirens are an integral part of her brand. Nomia is actually a Greek nymph. And Flinn herself is named for a Brazilian mermaid. “I’m fascinated by strong, powerful, and alluring women,” says the designer. Indeed, her wearable and accessible clothes (they range from $125 for a tee to $865 for a cashmere coat) are tailored for a contemporary temptress. We wouldn’t be surprised if a lot of them flock toward her Fall ’13 looks.
Nomia is available at Fivestory, The Webster, Creatures of Comfort, and Assembly New York.
Despite an especially unwieldy blizzard last night, a sizable (and somehow still stiletto-clad) crowd descended upon Drive-In Studios for Gen Art’s New Garde event, which paid homage to a handful of burgeoning talents. Fall ’10 fashions from Sophomore, Nomia, Gar-de, and WesFeld were all on display. WesFeld is the brainchild of Project Runway alums Daniel Feld and Wesley Nault, and reality TV was well represented in the crowd: Fellow Runway-ites Stella B. Zotis and Kenley Collins stopped in, as did the camera-mad Alex McCord and Simon van Kempen from The Real Housewives of NYC. Mark “The Cobrasnake” Hunter also showed, up in soaked shoes, to support his friend, Sophomore designer Chrissie Miller. He offered some sage advice for those looking to survive the week and the weather in one piece: “You need a good jacket and high spirits for fashion week…and a change of shoes.”
Miller herself was in the middle of a lookbook photo shoot—one she opted to do live on site, for the benefit of onlookers…but offered some advice of her own: “Be choosy—you don’t need to go to everything.” There were no famous pals serving as models this time around (instead, she used interns and friends of friends), but fans of Miller’s previous video lookbook needn’t fret; another video by Cass Bird is in the works, too. “Now I feel like I have to see a video,” Miller said. “I’m trained now that I want to see the clothes moving. But we did such a good one last time, we’ve got to outdo ourselves.” We’ll expect big things from her, well, sophomore effort.
The countdown’s on: Eight shopping days left until the big day, and if you’re anything like us, there are a few holes on your list. (OK, if you’re really like us, there are a lot of holes on your list.) Never fear, here’s Anna Sheffield to the rescue. The jewelry designer—who works on her eponymous collection as well as the lower-priced Bing Bang line—has opened up her Soho showroom to a few friends and collaborators for a one-stop-shop holiday sale. Sheffield’s offering pieces from both of her lines (like the Bing Bang Viviane cuff, pictured); the ladies and gents of Fort Greene’s Dossier have taken over a side room, now stuffed with covetable cocktail dresses from lines like Nomia, Duskin, and Samantha Pleet; and Lindsey Thornburg has got Pendleton-wool capes and hoods, as well as a selection of sexy new knit dresses. For those other folks on your list (you know, besides yourself), there are printed, eco-friendly linens from Ortolan Organic and prepared foods from artist and chef-about-town Anne Apparu. Word on the street is that her homemade honey-kombucha vinegar cures all ailments. Good thing, that—all that frantic, last-minute shopping could give you a headache if you’re not careful.
Sale runs December 17 and 18, 12 to 8 p.m., and December 19, 2 to 8 p.m., at 153 Lafayette St., NYC, buzzer 4.