New York-based British designer Misha Nonoo has given us contemporary ready-to-wear for a few seasons (check out Gwyneth Paltrow in one of her Spring '13 miniskirts), but now she's also heading into eveningwear territory with a collection of equally stunning gowns and cocktail dresses, available this Summer. When we asked Nonoo what inspired her new line, here's what she told us: "Designing my own wedding dress last May was a catalyst for launching eveningwear. When news circulated that I designed my own gown, I received a slew of custom eveningwear orders from private clients and specialty store retailers." Some of the highlights? The line incorporates European fabrics such as French lace, ostrich feathers, and fil coupé bow detailing, which are all in line with Nonoo's rich aesthetic. We're already envisioning all the amazing red-carpet moments our favorite celebrities will have in Nonoo's exquisite gowns. See every single piece from the Misha Nonoo eveningwear collection in the gallery.
Gwyneth Paltrow stepped out in NYC to support her friend Tracy Anderson on her new workout launch, The Pregnancy Project. For the occasion, the actress donned an ivory knit short-sleeved sweater with a coordinating ivory Misha Nonoo wool skirt from the Spring 2013 collection. Adding a pop of bright color were a pair of red suede Sergio Rossi pumps, while a black studded clutch and some arm candy lent shine. Gwyneth's latest red-carpet look is the perfect color palette and silhouette for Fall, so shop similar pieces below to get her look now.
Inspired by a long-ago visit to the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, designer Misha Nonoo created a vibrant, tropical, and chic collection for Spring 2013. Check out all the pictures from Nonoo's Spring 2013 collection and come back soon for our full review.
New York-based designer Misha Nonoo is simultaneously feeling sporty and romantic for Spring 2013; models wore both crisp white sneakers and Frida Kahlo-style ribbon headpieces. Feeding into the flirty side of the collection were vintage-inspired floral dresses, lace details, and ruffled skirts, while cobalt drawstring trousers, piped short suits, and loose-fitting shorts lent a more relaxed look. Delicate prints and bright colors, as well as bursts of crisp whites, gave the collection an exuberant flair.
Misha Nonoo's rich, refined Fall collection was inspired by the impeccable tailoring of Savile Row and paid a quiet homage to French cinematic legend Anouk Aimée and Francoise Sagan's 1958 film Bonjour Tristesse. In addition to her signature jackets, the recent Rising Star Award winner showed collared blouses in hammered silks, paired with perfectly cut trousers and luxe fur accents — conveying the importance of silhouette and form in each look.
- Trends: Brightly colored trousers and button-up blouses, hexagon prints, bell-shaped hems, fur accents.
- Colors: Teal, plum, crimson, navy.
- Key Piece: We love the combination of a navy peplum jacket, printed pants, and red heels.
- Accessories: Minimal chic; colored suede heels and snoods.
- Who Would Wear It: Polished, put-together fashion darlings like Olivia Palermo and Jaime King.
After the Peter Som show, we went to the top floor of Milk Studios to check out a contemporary line called Nonoo. We were pleasantly surprised to find an easy, refined collection of chic lbd's, tailored trousers and jackets. The big names at New York Fashion Week — Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang, Rodarte — might get the attention, but it's the young up-and-coming designers who can really make a name for themselves this week. In our mind, that's what makes Fashion Week so special. So, fashion-lovers and and would-be designers, here's our interview with chic young designer Misha Nonoo, whose Fall collection marked her fifth season and first showing during Fashion Week. Keep an eye out for her clothes at Intermix!
FabSugar: Tell me what the inspiration was for this line.
Misha Nonoo: It was my English heritage and roots. I became quite fascinated by British aristocracy; their unique blend of eccentricitly, charm, humor. I read alot about Lady Caroline Blackwood, who was muse to Lucien Freud and poet Robert Law. I found it so inspiring how these women were so elegant, so strong, so witty, and they had their own sense of style. I wanted to create something where someone would feel sophisticated and strong when they wear my clothes.
FS: Who is the kind of girl who you want to see wear your clothes?
MN: I would love to see somebody like a Diane Kruger. She has a great sensibility, she’s very true to herself. I think she would take anything and make it her own. And that's what my collection is all about.
FS: How are you going to celebrate after the show is over?
MN:I’m going away for the weekend tomorrow, to a house in Hudson (upstate New York).
FS: Do you have a go-to item in your closet?
MN: Normally it's always a jacket, but now it’s a pair of pants. They're leg-lengthening, you pair them with a nice blouse and a jacket and that's it. You're done.