Sporty elegance was the inspiration behind Noon by Noor’s resort collection as designers Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa, presented a balanced lineup of ready-to-wear and sportswear. Working with cocoon shapes, the designers offered plenty of great coats, ranging from a nautical stripe to a lightly embellished topper.


For day, tailoring was relaxed — a jogger pant paired with a mountain-print jacket, for example — although casual is not really their strong point. The designers fared much better when they show their skills with embroideries and beading, as on a pretty floral sheath dress with an embellished bodice.