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The designer for NOMIA, Yara Flinn, pulled her inspiration for her Fall/Winter 2012 collection from Dan Flavin, a minimalist artist famous for his installations of florescent and neon light. Yara’s inspiration can bee seen in the juxtaposition of neutrals in navy, olive, and black against the vibrant neon tones of cobalt and fuchsia; this pairing allowed for the colors to truly pop. The collection featured streamlined silhouettes embellished with structured seaming and simple yet unusual draping. Flinn’s primary use of neutral tones gave her the ability to incorporate thigh high slits and mesh details without compromising the collection. Flinn’s modern interpretation of color-blocking produced a collection that is fun, youthful and wearable.
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Step inside Shangri-la, the mystical Himalayan utopia of James Hilton’s novel Lost Horizon with Vivienne Tam’s Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Appropriately called the “Shangri-la Remix”, Tam’s collection incorporates striking Himalayan textiles, sleek tailoring, and dynamic jacquard prints. The collection, which relied heavily on layering, played with vibrant jewel tones and rich fabrics. The fusion between ethnic and modern worked together creating beautiful pieces such as the emerald green leather pencil skirt which was paired with a calico diamond draped top in blue tones and finished with a stunning oval jacquard teal coat with a Mongolian fur collar in rust. The collection generously incorporated bold outerwear which pulled together each look and complimented the sleek silhouettes beneath. Tam’s collection is a dream for any woman with an infatuation for menswear inspired pieces with their own unique flare.