Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’13: Noon by Noor’s Balance of Structure and Fluidity

September 7, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring '13

Summary: I jump at the opportunity to see new designers showing at Mercedes-Benz fashion week, always hopeful to see something fresh. Designers Shaikha Noor Rashid Al Khalifa and Shaika Haya Mohammed Al Khalifa of Noon by Noor did not disappoint me, even though many of the shapes in their Spring 2013 Collection were not so new! The pieces were certainly timeless: flowing silk skirts, long shorts, tap pants, strapless dresses, maxi dresses, midi dresses, jackets, suits, shirts with collars, slim pants, full pants, and something for just about every woman. There was a huge variety of choices in this collection, and much of it was very elegant and feminine. The pieces were covered up yet still sexy. There were also masculine shapes like the structured (another classic) biker’s jacket that played well along with the fluid shiny fabrics. Noon by Noor took a few chances, such as bright neon green embellished epaulettes on a Popsicle orange suit, which I could not decide if it was tacky or cool and irreverent in a good way. I enjoyed seeing that kind of attitude in the collection, as well as the fact they played it clean and safe in many cases. Luxurious silk loose Studio 54 inspired pants and shirt, anyone? That look among others was just one of my favorites that I would wear in a heartbeat! I look forward to seeing more from Noon by Noor in seasons to come.

Colors: olive, tangerine, orange, aqua, turquoise, champagne, cream, yellow, gold metallic, bronze metallic, watercolor aqua/olive print on white, tribal cream/olive metallic stripe print

Fabrics & Textures: silk, silk chiffon, brocade, silk cotton, metallic jacquard, beading, hand embellishments

Key Looks: Champagne high waisted silk pants and shirt; Bronze metallic motorcycle jacket with tangerine silk shirt and slim pants: Watercolor aqua/olive print on white silk blouse and tap pants: Olive silk chiffon maxi dress

– Carol Calacci


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