Dubai-based brand House of Nomad has only been around since 2014, but it already enjoys regional name recognition thanks to the effortlessly wearable and versatile nature of its output. For Fall/Winter 2016, designers Ahmed El Sayed and Saleh Al-Banna have traded the sporty monochrome and feminine pastels of seasons past for an earthy palette that celebrates Paris in the depths of autumn, with hues reminiscent of leaves falling on the grounds of the Jardin des Tuileries.
What is especially noteworthy about this new collection is the duality of sophisticated tailoring and elegant draping techniques.
In an exclusive interview with Savoir Flair, El Sayed shares the duo’s source of inspiration, saying, “Our starting point for this collection was the beautiful apartment that we stayed in during the last Paris Fashion Week. We wanted to focus on essential outerwear like cropped jackets and long coats, elevating minimal shapes through the use of mesh, wool, and floral appliqués. There’s no denying the mesmerizing air of Parisians, which we wanted to capture, subtly combined with our sports-luxe trademark.”
Tailored along traditional menswear lines in relaxed silhouettes, House of Nomad’s Fall/Winter 2016 collection offers polished separates, handsome outerwear, and chic jumpsuits. Minimally appointed dresses with strategically placed cutouts at the chest, along the forearm, and down the back also make an appearance. For those who travel to cooler climes during the region’s temperate winter, there are double-faced cashmere “smoking jackets” and other plush options that serve to protect the wearer against frigid weather.
What is especially noteworthy about this new collection is the duality of sophisticated tailoring and elegant draping techniques, both of which represent design progression for the brand. The cozy fits and easeful luxury of House of Nomad are more than worthy of a spot in your fall wardrobe.
For an exclusive first look at the Fall/Winter 2016 collection by House of Nomad, browse the gallery.