For their sophomore effort, NAHM’s Nary Manivong and Ally Hilfiger were inspired by “Belle de Jour,” the Luis Buñuel classic which is quite a common designer reference. But the duo managed to make it their own by placing Catherine Deneuve’s iconic character in Laos, Manivong’s ancestral home. The resulting lineup of sophisticated looks evolved the label’s original shirtdress concept with new shapes, fabrics (including a coated basket weave) and Parisian details such as a detachable bow fit for the bourgeoisie. They added graphic Laotian prints on a series of charming shirtdresses, and also had a surprise up their sleeve — their first jumpsuit, done in a graphic-print georgette.

For their sophomore effort, NAHM’s Nary Manivong and Ally Hilfiger were inspired by “Belle de Jour,” the Luis Buñuel classic which is quite a common designer reference. But the duo managed to make it their own by placing Catherine Deneuve’s iconic character in Laos, Manivong’s ancestral home. The resulting lineup of sophisticated looks evolved the label’s original shirtdress concept with new shapes, fabrics (including a coated basket weave) and Parisian details such as a detachable bow fit for the bourgeoisie. They added graphic Laotian prints on a series of charming shirtdresses, and also had a surprise up their sleeve — their first jumpsuit, done in a graphic-print georgette.

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