An oasis of calm. That was my rapid response upon seeing Nehera’s resort assortment, which is executed in shades of white. Modest was the second. For some the roominess of those garments will present a refuge from the development of dressing up and letting go for “scorching lady” summer time dressing.
To be clear, firm proprietor Ladislav Zdút and his crew weren’t reacting to “horny” dressing, they had been simply doing their factor. The Nehera lady is healthier described as cosmopolitan than as a coquette. For resort they discovered inspiration in Sara Berman (a Jewish emigrée to New York, by way of Belarus and Palestine, and mom of the artist Maira Kalman), and her pale, exquisitely edited wardrobe, the topic of a 2017 exhibition on the Costume Institute. The folds you see in an ankle-grazing white shirtdress and a few oversize tote baggage are usually not, as they first appear, styling fails, however a nod to Berman’s neatly folded garments.
A much less literal and extra intriguing Berman-inspired concept the crew explored was that of an interchangeable wardrobe. It’s an idea with roots within the ’70s, when separates dressing actually took off, that has come up just a few occasions of late and ties in with the concept of creating what you’ve, or what you purchase, work tougher for you.
Nehera’s double-breasted coat, longer balmacaan, and pantsuits, all rendered in impartial linen, had been among the many assortment’s keepers. The away from the physique silhouette labored finest with tailoring and heavier materials. A number of the softer items fell flat. Novelty entered within the type of a puff-sleeve gown in a refined stripe; the crew experimented with a sustainable leather-like material, derived from cacti.
The pandemic might need briefly dried up retail in some areas, however Nehera opened a shop-cum-oasis in the course of the disaster. It’s positioned in Vienna, lengthy a cultural crossroads, not removed from the corporate’s headquarters in Bratislava, Slovakia.