Friday, July 31, 2009

Nonoo Lyons

It's hardly the best time to launch a new fashion label, but at twenty three, designer Misha Nonoo doesn’t really know any better. And it's a good thing too, otherwise her new line of jackets, Nonoo Lyons, which she co-designs with best friend Deborah Lyons, might have never come to be. And what a shame that would have been since nothing currently feels more right—or more worthy of investment—than a great topper. “A jacket makes a woman look structured, but also feminine and tiny. I've always built my wardrobe around them,” says Nonoo, a leggy brunette who was raised in Bahrain and London and studied in Paris before moving to New York for an apprenticeship with an evening wear manufacturer. A call between friends turned into a discussion about what Nonoo and Lyons saw as a gap in the market.

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