Runway Report: Misha Nonoo Fall 2015

Misha Nonoo told a futuristic story of minimalism, structure, and updated classics for FW15, working to her strong suits of contemporary design and immaculate tailoring. “You have to start with yourself,” said Nonoo of the collection. For Nonoo that meant reworking the white blouse and using suiting as a starting point to exaggerate shapes, play with details, and explore textile choices. Finding inspiration in artist Tracey Emin’s latest show at London’s White Cube gallery, ‘The Last Great Adventure Is You,’ seen in black abstract squiggles that patterned gray wool dresses.

Enlongated sleeves skimmed past fingertips, as high necks and squared spaghetti strap necklines channeled the best of the nineties. Glossy silver metallic pieces lent a space age vibe and paired with clean lines and beautifully executed staples in white.  Pinstripes met a modern artists hand and space dyed knitwear in grayscale had us seeing new possibilities with stripes, and mimicked sharp triple-strapped pumps. Nonoo also played with texture, with black dresses that were anything but basic detailed with glossy vinyl-like finishes, ribboned fringe, and sculptural organza embellishments.  It was a collection that exuded Nonoo’s own confidence and self-realization, which is a thing of true beauty.

About the Author

Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.