Last evening, Lockstitch Style attended Fashion’s Fight Against MS held at the Liaison Hotel Capitol Hill. The event featured the designs of the label NAHM, designed by the sleek duo of Nary Manivong and Alexandria Hilfiger, daughter of the fashion titan Tommy Hilfiger. Presented as a runway show of their Spring/Summer 2012 collection, the designs were clean, feminine and incredibly retro in inspiration. Each model wore their hair in a bun atop their heads (as did Alexandria) and cork sandal platform wedges with white socks. Dresses were king, with styles ranging from summer ethereal to menswear-inspired collars and cuffs. Hemlines ran the gamut from sweeping the floor to hitting mid-thigh. Fabrics were light and sensual with unique prints indicative of another era.
Although I saw several pieces that I gushed over, I must admit that I felt the collection was lacking. First and foremost, there wasn’t much to see; only about 15 pieces went down the runway. When the show ended I found myself asking, “Is that it?” I found the show lacked versatility and the absence of staples like trousers, blouses or any kind of jacket makes me question the ability to bring these looks into one’s spring wardrobe. Every woman loves a dress but she also needs pieces to be able to create diverse looks. The label is quite young but has opportunity and potential to grow based upon their smart and clean aesthetic.