September 7, 2013

NYFW Spring 2014: Noon By Noor

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photo taken by me.

Designers Shaikha Noor and Shaika Haya's Spring 2014 collection was inspired by The Tree of Life, "a 400 year old natural wonder in their home country, Bahrain." This inspiration lead them to look at natural beauty in the world, which then they incorporated floral and leaf patterns. The collection was feminine with touches of lace panels and crystal embellishments.

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pictures from WWD

I remember attending Noon by Noor last season but to be completely honest for me they got lost in the shuffle that was fashion week. After seeing show after show some designers stand out the most and then others fall to the side. This season I must say Noon by Noor has some pieces that stuck out to me.

 I really loved that Noon by Noor took a the fresh take on floral prints. Bolder pinkish sunflowers and abstract printed leafs. Although the palm tree prints did remind me of Mara Hoffman. The colors were also on point with the soft corals, bright oranges, and shades of purples. I went completely gaga over the white daisy petal print strapless gown (above: top right 1st row), the way it moved and the light elegancy took my breath away. I also fell for the cream strapless gown with teardrop embellishments (above: middle pictures 2nd row), it's just one of those showstopper dresses. Plus it's something that would be flattering on different body types. Wedding brain: it could make for a great non-traditional wedding gown #justsaying. With that being said there were some misses in there for me. I could have done without the flower ruffles. Very few woman can pull of flower ruffles, and when they make a model look wider you know that a normal woman would look even bigger. It's something that can be to heavy, especially placed all over the top of dresses and coats. I loved the clothing under the jackets (need the purple leather mini shorts)  and could have done completely without the second to last dress down the runway (above: last picture on the right).

What do you think of this collection?

1 comment so far

  1. Ooo what a beautiful inspiration! I love the coral pops of color. Collection is super springy! (if that's even a word lol)


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