story by Zimir Hernandez
photos by Aeric Meredith- Goujon
The modest yet romantic silhouettes of Nary Manivong and Ally Hilfiger’s NAHM Spring 2012 collection give a sense of sexy innocence. The presentation displays a palette of diverse moods that one may interpret as a journey of growth. The angelic white dresses embellished with delicate detailing, flowing to purposeful silk prints of a mixture of indigo and ruby, that set the stage for its long and commanding lines, then advancing to a place of enlightenment, baring soft canary print dresses with pops of tangerine, and finally uncovering an impression of wholeness with calm caramel tone basket-woven dresses with exaggerated bows placed at its neck lines.
Although the inspiration for NAHM’s Spring 2012 collection was suggested to be derived from the film “Belle Du Jour and the Parisian expats who ventured to Laos in the 1970’s,” NAHM remained au courant while exuding effortless style.