Shaikha Noor and Shaikha Haya took inspiration for their spring/summer collection from an 400 year old tree in their home country, Bahrain, and this inspiration was obvious in the use of graphic leaf print, delicate florals, and palm leaf print in their collection. The Noon by Noor woman is fun and playful, which showed in the vibrant tangerine, bold prints, and swinging fabrics used liberally throughout the collection. “Balance” is the word that comes to mind for this collection, as these playful touches were paired with sophisticated and classic silhouettes like pencil skirts and buttoned up blouses.
Balance was everywhere: at-the-moment trends were paired with classic silhouettes, short was balanced with length, and bold was balanced with soft.
The color palette showed balance as well, with pastels like lilac and blush mixed with pops of tangerine and a mix of darker colors like plum and navy. A variety of silhouettes were on display in prominent roles, with relaxed silk jumpsuits over top buttoned up blouses, long cocoon coats adorned with rosettes over top plum leather mini shorts, and roomy cropped embellished tops paired with full floor length skirts.
All in all, this was a very impressive collection for their 3rd showing at NYFW, and it left me wanting every single piece!
Written by Alana Denham Albrecht