This season Nomia, one of the Fashionista 15, stepped up its game, showing in a cavernous space neighboring Milk Studios. The scene was minimal meets hip with a singular white polygonal structure as the backdrop, to match the Nomia girl's unembellished, downtown look.
Designer Yara Flinn's collection was refreshingly icy in the best sense, like a half frozen lemonade in ninety degree heat. (Said heat, thankfully, took a hiatus for NYFW.) The unfettered nature of Flinn's designs are a breath of fresh air in what can feel like an over-saturated, hyper-sensory streak of shows.
The best looks were a taupe cross-neck dress with net overlay, a white tie front skirt with an asymmetrical black top, and a black dress with a blue ombré sash. A white and brown tie front skirt with white net underlay was also memorable, and left me wondering when it would be available in stores. Each ensemble has a unique sensibility that falls perfectly between fashion forward and wearable, allowing the pieces to easily integrate into almost any wardrobe.
The only downside to Nomia's refined presentation was the ambient beepy music that flooded the space, spun by two DJs working out of their own white polygon. It was nightclub meets bad Varèse impersonation. In the scope of most fashion week music, however, I think that's still on the good side.