Exclusive: Noon by Noor launches Resort 2019 collection inspired by Bahrain
The designers speak with Buro 24/7 Middle East
Noon by Noor, the brainchild of Bahraini cousins Shaikha Noor Rashid Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Mohamed Al Khalifa, has just released its Resort 2019 collection and it's seriously pretty.
Taking its inspirations from the pair's home country of Bahrain, the collection is finished in a pretty colour palette of white, pink and yellow with a custom stripe created specifically for the new season. Embellishment detailing comes in the form of the Gulf country's native palm tree whilst expert draping gives a nonchalant-yet-elegant feel to the pieces.
Made-for-summer midi dresses sit stylishly alongside clean cut, suiting-inspired separates and evening-ready gowns, delivering the brand's customer a complete wardrobe in one fashionable swoop.
We caught up with the designers to talk about the new collection, their summer plans and what it's like working with family in a round of rapid-fire questions...
How would you describe the collection in three words?
Noor: Versatile, contemporary, effortless.
Haya: Refined, elegant, softly detailed.
How does it differ from your previous works?
Noor: More texture.
Haya: More colour.
Your favourite piece?
Noor: The Harry Trench.
Haya: The Bruno Shirt.
Both: Our home, Bahrain. Its nature and beautiful landscape.
The colours used?
Both: Palm, Sun, Sand, Pink Sand and Soft White.
The Noon by Noor woman in three words?
Noor: Confident, international, true to her personal style.
Haya: Relaxed, modern, nonchalant chic.
Maximalist or minimalist?
Prints or plain?
Plans for the summer?
Noor: South of France.
Haya: Beach days.
The place you go in Bahrain to relax?
Noor: My garden.
Haya: The beach.
The place you go in Bahrain to celebrate once a collection is finished?
Noor: Sash Spa.
Haya: Anywhere hanging out with friends.
Finish this sentence: Working with my cousin is...
Noor: Challenging but enjoyable.
Haya: Interesting and exciting!
Now, see Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi's latest S/S '19 collection, shown this past weekend at Men's London Fashion Week.