NAMI, just showed her spring/summer 2013 collection at Siren Studios as part of LA Fashion Week. NAMI is a brand based out of Los Angeles, CA and is made stateside in San Francisco, CA. Sarah Nami Ahn, a U. S. Army brat, and neuroscience PhD turned fashion designer graduated from FIDM Los Angeles, and will be showing at Spring/Summer 2013 Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week.
As soon as her Spring 2013 line came down the runway you could feel the combination of hard on soft. Ahn used accessories to combine textures throughout her collection. Many of her opening looks were black on black, and her use of princess panel detailing throughout the collection gave it an ocean vibe. Her seaweed inspired jewelry kept it light and airy. And to keep the edge NAMI inspired by her military background mixed hard buckle details with comfy knits and gave it a kick with skintight leggings.
As the show went on NAMI’s use of color and prints began to show. She started with a dark color pallet and then shifted the show into a rainbow of color and prints. The show went from dark to light, and in this way Ahn was able to show a wider range. NAMI’s spring show was like staring into the ocean and finding a chic mermaid staring back at you. Her use of accessories, textures, and color added another level of complexity to her simple silhouettes.
Photography By Scott Naide
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