Monday, February 25, 2013

Misha Nonoo Fall 2013

Misha Nonoo's fall show at the Standard Hotel set the mood at the entrance with a gentleman in uniform standing guard. Hmmm. But soon showgoers watched him multitask: he wasn't just military eye candy, he escorted models off the platform, too. 

I guess this is conveying the "British girl goes to Russia" theme of the show? It all felt a little awkward and distracting in the smallish space. The collection itself left me slightly underwhelmed. Certain pieces, however, struck me as potential big hits in the marketplace. See flirty and chic looks below (next six photos from


Then there were the more military, British schoolboy hits. Perfection.

And what I thought were the most stunning and brave looks of the collection, the "ink and white smoke" digital floral prints.

But all together, the Anglo-Russian them fell short of creating a cohesive collection. Misha Nonoo, however, is a label I would seek out in stores.

All photos except noted are the writer's.