On Friday morning (my 4th day in NYC), after getting a bit of sleep post-FNO and stopping by the Danielle Nicole showroom (post coming soon!), I made my way to Lincoln Center for the Noon by Noor show. The Bahrianian designers Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa actually studied fashion in the DC area, graduating from Marymount University (and last week were the first Gulf-based fashion house to take part in New York’s fashion week), so I was especially interested in seeing what they had to show for Spring! Apparently Olivia Palermo, India de Beaufort, Cory Kennedy and Nicky Hilton were too, as they all sat front row!
I loved the rich color palette (almost desert or sunset inspired), the mix of structure and daytime tailoring with silky evening silhouettes (I’m obsessed with formal skirts paired with fitted jackets), and the minimal yet luxurious looks – I could seriously see myself wearing any of the blouses, pants or jackets (and wish I had an occasion to wear this dress). I also enjoyed the watercolor-like prints, intricate beading and metallic jacquard suiting. This is definitely a line I’ll be paying more attention to! To learn more, check out this article from last year by fellow DC dweller Samantha Sault.