Noon By Noor Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection

Noon by Noor designers Noor Rashid Al-Khalifa & Haya Sheika Al-Khalifa will show their collection for the second time at Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. The show will feature music by The Misshapes, hair by Laurent Dufourg for PRIVE, make up by Neil Young for MAC Cosmetics and nails by Red Carpet Manicure. VIP Attendees: Olivia Palermo, Selita Ebanks, Poppy Delevingne, BryanBoy, Leigh Lezark, Nigel Barker, Rumi Neely, Kelly Framel, Aimee Song, Cory Kennedy, Lauren Rae Levy and Alex McCord.

A small island kingdom in the Arabian Gulf was the starting point for the Fall/Winter 2013 collection, with the natural flora and fauna of the designer’s homeland playing an integral role. In particular, inspiration was drawn from the migration patterns of visiting birds to the archipelago throughout the year. This fleeting journey reflects the transient culture of the country’s population, and the Fall/Winter 2013 woman, with a strong desire to travel, this evanescent lifestyle takes her around the world. Continuing the trompe l’oeil elements from the Pre-Fall collection, the op art movement influenced by Bridget Riley and Josef Albers can be identified in more than one of the designers’ prints.

This season cropped wide leg pants and voluminous skirts offset slim pantsuits and sultry dresses. Daywear is sophisticated with bow blouses worn under pinafores whilst cashmere knits are layered under wool coats and calfskin bomber jackets, fusing textures with ease. Tailored blazers, pants and shirts in striking prints exude an effortless charm. Ultra feminine gowns juxtapose enigmatic masculine silhouettes in deep shades of red and black for a refined gothic look.

Delicately embroidered bees on collars and handmade scarves add a touch of whimsy whilst clutches hand-crafted from local date palm leaves, lavished with crystal bugs emphasize the central inspiration. Swarovski embellishments brilliantly adorn double-faced silk and knitwear. Prints are bold in floral, check and op art, often these are combined to a dynamic modern effect. The color palette is striking in deep red and burgundy, winter green, soft grey, opulent purple, navy and black, accentuating the enigmatic and sophisticated allure of the collection.

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