This morning, we went up to west 28th street for Nonoo's Spring '11 presentation/breakfast at a place called The Flower Shop. We thought it was just a clever name for a restaurant or shop that happened to be in the flower district but it turns out it was literally a flower shop, belonging to a friend of designer Misha Nonoo. Most of the flowers were moved out of the way for models and dress forms, except a few left to create a charming ambiance and sweet smell. Anyways, getting back to the reason we were there--to preview Misha Nonoo's first collection under Nonoo, which used to be designed by two people and called Nonoo Lyons. No word on what exactly happened to cause the split, but Misha didn't waste any time cranking out another collection of amazing jackets. "I am extremely excited about this new chapter and to be taking Nonoo-Lyons to the next level as simply, Nonoo, with my singular vision,” the designer said. The collection, comprised of about 15 jackets, was shown on a small group of models, none of whom were wearing pants. It was a little awkward but perhaps the best way to showcase such an item-driven collection. The collection was inspired by music muses like Florence Welch, Romy from The XX and Zooey Deschanel, each of whom have jackets named after them.
"We don't have to pay attention to the simple, classic, everyone-loves-Céline thing that's taking over right now. That's what's so great about making