Thursday, 05 March 2020

Nehera - What remains

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NEHERA’s Autumn/Winter 2020 collection is a bid to befriend the unwanted, and find a use for the impractical, and rediscover and harness pieces from a bygone era.

The collection is a curious quest that opens the door to a forgotten functionalist studio of a distant relative. A kindred spirit and eccentric personality who left behind a sophisticated 40’s wardrobe. The rediscovery unlocks a new perspective of rearranging pieces, ruffling up the old-worldly elegance, and disrupting traditions, only to revive the defiant spirit of the past in a new aesthetic.

Old fabrics are revived in new patterns, leftovers wake up in new styles. Nothing goes to waste, everything is transformed.

The Pattern is a paradoxical. Loud, yet subtle, unruly, yet calm, and the prints are digitalized motifs of trees and smoke and pyrography artwork made by local artisans. The inside and outside mingle as the concrete embraces the nature through forest-inspired prints and in accessories such as handbags that use tree branches for handles.

The Tailoring has shifted to explore a more feminine direction as a nod to the history of Nehera, when, after streamlining the manufacturing of menswear tailoring, started the ready-made suiting for women in the late 1930s.

The Accessories are boisterous and timeless. Tailored bucket hats are a splendid combination of moulded wool contrasting with sewn softer brims. Knotted scarf bags play with raw or polished wood handles. The Fabrics bring a novel take on comfort and fluidity in blown-up twill and overly brushed or laminated wool coating, and the collection up cycles materials from previous seasons to create exclusive patchwork styles in unique shearling coats.

The Palette represents a subtle dance of beige, ochre, pale grey, winter whites and neutrals, as well as deep forest greens, teal and cobalt accents against the more grounding burgundy, aubergine, and salmon.

NEHERA's Autumn/Winter 2020 collection is a journey of transformation and renewal that concludes in a harmonious balance between style and function.