This week during Paris Fashion Week, NEHERA showcased their Autumn/Winter 2021 Collection which is a shift between reflections of the past, the surrealism of the present, and visions of the future. NEHERA A/W 2021 collection is a philosophic essay inspired by “The Song of Love” painted by the surrealist precursor de Chirico.
In time for Women’s History Month, inspiration for the collection also came from two extraordinary women of the past, Elisabetta Gonzaga and Emilie Louise Flöge. Elisabetta Gonzaga was a Renaissance noblewoman, salonnière of Urbino known for her elegance, ardent advocate of the most creative minds of the time. Emilie Louise Flöge is an Austrian couturier, avant-garde businesswoman, and life companion of Gustav Klimt.
The collection goes beyond what is expected of fashion nowadays and doesn’t shy away from being illogical, peculiar, melancholic, but also playful, surprising, and unpredictable. The strong influence of “beyond realism” is held throughout the whole collection with surprising coats and blazers, unexpected materials, prints, or color selection.
It excels in festive shirts, dresses, and skirts that are vibrant and diverse. All the exuberant pieces flawlessly combine with essential pieces such as classic trench coats, tailored jackets, and pants for everyday use.
The core palette used in the collection is the essential NEHERA hue, such as beige, off-white and black, accompanied by special contrast colors, such as flamingo, mustard, gold, and silver; a bizarre juxtaposition that accentuates the dreamy, surreal feeling of the collection.
The expected high-quality materials like virgin wool, wool gabardine, stripe suiting, alpaca, or cashmere Melton are contrasted by unexpected and bold materials such as liquid velvet in gold and silver color, crinkled lining in silver and black mixed in unanticipated structures.
100% cashmere line enhances the NEHERA typical super geelong merino wool offering in knitwear. Asymmetric turtlenecks and dresses in cashmere nurture a dreamy tactile sensation for the skin while chunky reversible cardigans and beanies bring protective outwear quality and a feeling of safety.
The magical touch of “Surreal Tiles” print applied on see-thru viscose organza changes suddenly its watery invisible substance into the palpable transparent print layer. Once the printed organza is applied over the inner nontransparent fabric with the same print, each movement of the body makes the materials come to life and dance. The harmony of the two layers with the same print conveys a strange optical illusion on dresses, skirts, and shirts.
The second print is an oversized, passionate dance of colors and shapes, a subtle reference to the painting “The Song of Love” by de Chirico. The usage of this type of print is a bold move from NEHERA in breaking its own conventions and exploring new territories.
NEHERA AW21 Collection aims to be an experience and a statement that goes beyond the fashion conventions. To learn more about NEHERA please visit: https://nehera.com/en.
Source: NEHERA, Paris Fashion Week, Totem Fashion