The Brit-girl duo behind new local label Nonoo Lyons
, Misha Nonoo
and Deborah Lyons
, is taking its adopted city by storm with an ambitious debut collection for Fall/Winter 2009. A concise handful of sharply tailored jackets evoke crisp sensuality with their own take on the assertive angled shoulder that rules right now, wisely groomed layering and unexpected hemline tricks.
The ladies' entree into the fashion world, with their pieces retailing at Intermix
, Henri Bendel
come fall, falls on the heels of respective stints at Parsons (Lyons) and an apprenticeship for a small eveningwear label (Nonoo), that brought the two to the U.S. Much like the line itself, which they describe as "a fun, yet elegant collection of unique, tailored pieces to wear now and for years to come," the women behind the fashion exude a mix of restrained smarts and laid-back edge.
We can definitely get on board with beautiful items spun from architectural inspiration encountered during world travel, at the hand of a pair of downtown girls inclined to hunker down at their favorite neighborhood watering hole, the ancient, down-home pub, Ear Bar.