Nehera presented their Spring/Summer 2022 Fashion Show during Paris Fashion Week.
This season, the Nehera team expanded its range and bent its perception, both subtly. Range-wise, this collection built on the key tailoring foundation of the house by adding ingenious and functional details, and used trompe l’oeil techniques to aid the subtraction of putatively key details such as sleeves and collars. Beyond tailoring, it took inspiration from the glassware artwork of Czechoslovak couple Libenský and Brychtová to generate gently eye-defying prints which were presented as finished wearable surfaces or still further abstracted by pleating.
Suiting in wool or cotton linen pinstripe featured armless jackets shaped to be worn over near-matching sleeved vests. The back of a blue pinstripe top coat featured strapping and layered venting that allowed it to be worn conventionally or undone and in flowing disarray.
Further double-take details included menswear collars reimagined as tie-liberated points of decoration, popped up, torn-shoulder poplin shirting, and floating patch pockets on a great purple-blue linen suit. Less complex but still convincing were the soft, washed, split-hem boot-cut denim pants teamed with matching half-sleeve vests.
Prints included seagrass-inspired abstract patterns on that torn-shoulder shirting and a compelling glass-dappled iris print used in viscose suiting or on a two-piece, two-way pleated chiffon dress. Nehera might not be the loudest of labels, but what it communicates through its garments—a thoughtful, pragmatic but also intellectually playful aesthetic—is a message worth hearing.