Bahrani designers Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa of Noon By Noor unveiled their Fall Winter 2023 collection at London Fashion Week.
Inspired by images by French illustrator Francois Berthoud the collection combines fashion, art and imagery in a neautral colour palette.
“For Fall Winter 2023, we began our dialogue with images from the french Illustrator Francois Berthoud and his book titled ‘Facsimile.’ First commissioned by Anna Piaggi for Conde Nast’s Vanity Fair, his work soon appeared in all leading magazines, including Vogue, Numero and Interview.” Said the designers.
“Beautiful high–impact imagery that blends art, fashion and communication created in tones of black, grey, and browns – this was a starting point.”
“Sometimes we are so busy looking outward that we forget to look inward and this season, we also looked at the things surrounding us growing up. Art, culture and the beauty of our home.”
The looks comprise a sleek elongated silhouette where skirts and coats graze the floor. Menswear-inspired pieces add to a collection of essential core looks that reconsider the idea of seasonal dressing. These are long-lasting pieces that will transcend the traditional seasonal cycle.
Column-cut cowl front dresses carry precise cuts and constructions and are easy to wear, while classic sailor collars are seen on t-shirt shape shirts or tunics. Jackets are cut with precision and shape, often patched together using tones of noir. Paired back designs reflect a 90’s minimal New York scene combined with an understated element of tradition, craft and avant-garde glamour.
Ahead of the presentation in London the new season creative – a catwalk film – was captured on the grounds of RAK Art Foundation in Bahrain, a non-profit art gallery founded by Bahraini artist and collector HE Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa. Originally built in 1930, the converted traditional Bahraini house, where the painter was raised, contains myriad works from international artists and his oeuvre.
Original artwork by Shaikh Rashid titled ‘CUSP’ (2020) set the perfect catwalk backdrop, showing the moment of transition between the sun and the moon, the point where two curves meet. A portrayal of the brand’s love for East meets West. Masculine and feminine, light and shade. The sun and the moon.
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