Runway Report: Nom de Mode SS16

The Intangible Quality of Chic is the spring/summer offering from Brit-based design duo Nom de Mode. Inspired by ‘the perennial allure of jewels’, a collection of outerwear featured a bespoke print in collaboration with illustrator Joseph Larkowsky whilst focus is placed on luxurious fabrics and super-chic silhouettes.
A considered palette of neutrals is combined with pale grey and navy, whilst tone-on-tone combinations add depth and layers of intrigue.
Nom de Mode’s signature tailored gilet is reimagined, seen in a plain cream silk with a scalloped neckline and delicate lace collar; featuring the bespoke jewel print with a beautiful peach layered collar and in a shorter length with a fluid, rounded hem.
A further highlight included the array of duster coats, with unexpected lace panels stemming from shoulders and extending down the back.

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