Fall 2019 seems to be all about polished refinement which has evolved into modern, tailored forms and delicate silhouettes revealing the female form. Pieces are a bit classier, without taking the playfulness out of getting all dolled up. The result for Canadian fashion designer, Nina Kharey’s luxury brand, NONIE was a lineup of suave, more avant garde, accessible garments, characteristic of the designer’s vision of creating relaxed silhouettes with an emphasis on simplicity. Born to Indian immigrants, Kharey was surrounded by textiles from a young age with her father managing a knitting factory and her mother working as a menswear seamstress. As someone entranced by the artistic transitions underlying fashion, Kharey has been influenced by East Asian attire as well as the engineering that is involved in garment making, having received a degree in the subject from the University of Calgary.
The collection was pure, alluring charm. Minimalism informed the design and silhouettes of the majority of the looks, such as a versatile array of jumpsuits, tailored jackets, “undone” updos and a barely there makeup palette. NONIE trousers and tops revealed relaxed draping, while lucid, effortless pieces with colored prints were enhanced by feminine neckties and ruffled sleeves. Highlights also included long, black gowns trimmed with lace, and fur coats of animal prints, enveloping the chic separates lying underneath in the sort of easy grace that has made NONIE a favorite amongst consumers.
Kharey highlighted the clothes by balancing fabrics against their shapes, and piecing together versatile pieces that are custom made to celebrate the female form While the collection for the most part consisted of neutral garments with an air of casual, everyday wear, Kharey did not forgo prints. Small, macro floral prints, matched with basic vests and basic frocks were also seen modeled on the runway, blending effortlessly with the rest of the charming collection.
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