Noon by Noor ’s romantic Spring/Summer 14 collection melded a mood of upbeat, go-to daywear and ever-so-elegant eveningwear.
Natives of Bahrain, cousins Sheikha Noor Al Khalifa and Sheikha Haya Al Khalifa kicked off their Noon by Noor Spring/Summer 2014 show to the fantastically popular song of the summer, Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”. The hip tune was certainly appropriate for their collection, with the soft lines and ephemeral edges found in their eveningwear designs channeling the song’s hook, and the playful exuberance of the daywear looks fitting with its charismatic, upbeat style.
The show started with eye-popping prints and lively crop tops, with the collection capitalizing on the key notes of summer’s catchiest trends. Stand-out pieces included floral separates paired together to achieve a contemporary matchy-matchy look, a loose hanging dress with a palm tree pattern, and a tangerine floor-length taffeta skirt paired with an embellished top. The designs were accompanied by open-toe stacked heels, which added a chunky, substantive element to the otherwise whimsical and romantic patterns and silhouettes.
True to their roots, the designers drew inspiration from their home country of Bahrain. This season, they studied the Tree of Life. This idea translated on the runway in the form of a bevy of botanical elements, most notably the eye-popping palm tree prints and feminine rosette detailing. From a blush-tone empire-waist gown to a cobalt blue jumpsuit, there’s a clear emphasis on sophisticated eveningwear that marks a transition for the brand. And the finale look, a two-piece taffeta creation flourished with elaborate rosette detailing in shades of eggshell and ultra-marine blue, stole the show. No blurred lines there.
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