A sense of nostalgic longing and displacement was the basis for designers Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa’s resort lineup. The duo juxtaposed an ethereal color palette of their native Bahrain’s sunsets and spring florals against cracked concrete and marbled textures of New York City for a collection that was both delicate and dense, whimsical and wearable. It was most prominent as a custom-made marble pattern on a matching top and pant set with a dramatic bust, and most elegant as layered organza that created a broken surface effect on a floaty dress. Marble lace on a black and white bomber jacket and slipdress combo provided a youthful play on the theme.
For the less print-inclined, there were plenty of minimal looks: Especially chic was an all-white camisole and wrap pants set. While the prevailing mood was elegant simplicity, it wouldn’t be a true Noon by Noor collection without some embellishment — represented this time via the floral-patterned beading on a cool, roomy coatdress.