Nonoo Spring 2014
For Spring 2014, her fourth ready-to-wear collection yet first runway show, Misha Nonoo found inspiration not in a far-off locale as she has previously (Russia, Havana, and France have all been strongly referenced in past presentations), but in the abstract. Artist Gerhard Richter and his iconic squeegee paintings inspired the designer, who placed a similarly crafted "looking glass" pastel print on pleated skirts and tailored trousers. As for the rest of the collection, it was pitch-perfect Nonoo — well-tailored, delightfully feminine, and lusciously textured (we wanted to reach out and touch the georgettes and organzas) with just a wee bit of edge. Just saying, there was nothing abstract about those sheer track pants.