Thursday, September 19, 2013

Noon by Noor Spring 2014

Noon by Noor's inspiration for Spring 2014 came from the Tree of Wonder, a 400-year-old tree from the designers' home country, Bahrain, which has miraculously survived in the desert with no identifiable water source. Noor and Haya al Khalifa attempted to capture the beauty of nature and translate it through color, patterns, lace, and embellishments in this beautiful and captivating collection. 




The pattern-on-pattern look worked very well as the design team mixed daisy petals with gerbera prints, and mesquite print with abstract cocoons. It was refreshing to see traditional shapes with new patterns, like the retro, poppy crop-top above. 


A casual but striking favorite in the collection? The purple strapless jumpsuit, above, layered over a sheer, leaf-printed button down.


Colored leather will be a huge trend for next spring, and was playful on the Noon by Noor runway in plum purple. The collection also nicely balanced voluminous jackets with tailored shorts, crop-tops with full skirts, silk with sporty leather, and sheer fabrics with conservative cuts. 


Blush tones with cream rosettes created a sweet, feminine look, and the rosettes and embellishments added a soft elegance to the pieces. 


I loved the pop of tangerine on a pleated blouse paired with navy rosette shorts, or on a full-skirt paired with an embellished white crop-top.



Noon by Noor's evening collection was breathtaking. The dresses' soft movement and bright prints captured the essence of spring.

Only Noon by Noor could produce a crop-top evening gown with results this gorgeous. Rosettes in cream and navy added delicate texture to the silk, and balanced the midriff-baring gown with elegance.

All photos from WWD