“The starting point was really the German artist Gerhard Richter,” explained CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund nominated designer Misha Nonoo of the origins behind her pastel and lame-filled Spring 2014 collection. “He’s technically so brilliant as a painter, but more than that, he’s kind of broken boundaries and moved past things—he never lost his sense of play.”
This defining playfulness (and the creative drive that underlies it) was the fluttering heart of Nonoo’s Spring girl. Garden party green silk pleated skirts paired with sea salt wool knit tees were delicate and ladylike, while transparent violet lame tees and sheer lavender trousers provided just a hint of effervescent edge. “There was always this sense of levity and lightness—even in the prints,” stressed the blonde-locked Brit backstage after the show (her first). It’s not hard to imagine Nonoo’s lightly flowing, georgette silk prints--with details of clovers and miniature flowers--on the backs of some very well heeled (specifically, custom floral-print, kitten heel Manolos), and not at all too serious, day party-bound ladies come next season.