Misha Nonoo – Pre Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear
There was a California vibe to Misha Nonoo’s Resort collection, which started with Judith Eisler’s first solo exhibition. (Eisler herself is based in New York and Vienna, but Close-Ups & Two Shots—a series of paintings and drawings partly inspired by a scene in one of Anjelica Huston’s memoirs—was on display at Gavlak Gallery in Los Angeles for most of the spring.) You could see Eisler’s influence in the wavy patchwork pieces, which were perhaps a bit overwrought. More successful was the “velocity stripe.” Printed on plissé pleats, it made a skirt look as if it were vibrating. Very dynamic.
At a recent appointment, Nonoo referred to her clothes as “day to play,” and it was an apt description. Her dresses and jumpsuits can easily go from office to art opening. It’s clear that she believes in a bit of polish, so it’s not that surprising that there is a dress code in the MN office. The policy? Denim only on Fridays, please.
However, that rule might soon need to be broken, as this season Nonoo incorporated jeans into her collection for the first time. The sturdy, light-wash denim came in nicely tailored trousers, a sweet mini, and a cropped jacket. Definitely pieces that fall under “day to play.”