Nehera Fall 2016, Paris Fashion Week
One of the funny things about the concept of “age” is a certain blindness: a “young person” is not really a young person at all. They’re a person who is young now. An “older person” is actually a young person … traveled to a different part of a timeline. We are never young or old “people”: we are all time travelers.
We are never young or old “people”: we are all time travelers.
Today was the first day of the prêt-à-porter Paris Fashion Week, the first day of March, and the first day of my 23rd year as a human. Nehera kicked off my fashion week at the Richelieu-Louvois Library (where I also had the opportunity to briefly catch up on my fashion reading).
Today was the first day of the prêt-à-porter Paris Fashion Week, and the first day of my 23rd year as a human.
Nehera itself is a brand with a long journey through time. Popular in the 1930s, it was relaunched in 2014. The brand as a whole is in the process of bridging a sizable gap in zeitgeist versus its origins: and now is a perfect time, with a renewed sense of style sweeping the planet with a reborn appreciation for clean lines and pre-1950s touches (and possibly nowhere like menswear).
So it’s only fitting that the current collection would focus on on evolving definitions.
The current collection focuses on on evolving definitions.
Stylistically speaking, the Winter 2016 collection is where comfy-glam meets private-eye chic.
Designer Samuel Drira uses draping silk, velvet, and cotton to create an almost contagious comfort. While the plaid corduroy jackets — a slightly more structured material — held a stronger shape, the cotton kimonos looked more like transportable blankets.
The models in the show were exceptionally diverse — notably diverse in terms of race, but also in age. Please look at this goddess:
A standout was this jacket, capturing comfort and adventure in one.
The capes with crisscross attached fronts inspire the thought of the bottom of a suitcase. Perhaps not an accident was placing the younger models in these capes.
Indeed: time travelers.