“This season, we really wanted to play with our existing house codes, but actually pushing them to be more extreme,” explained Sandra Sandor, founder and creative director of Nanushka. “We were playing with the silhouette.”
The designer shape-shifted garments, fashioning maxi volumes and cropped silhouettes for both women and men. She experimented with traditional Hungarian sartorial techniques, shapes and materials, such as bonded alt shearling nodding to shepherd’s garb, mining her own cultural roots.
Sandor deftly worked with modularity in this versatile, elegant collection, creating a long jacket that could be unzipped around the torso to form a cropped jacket and a skirt. Silk shirts’ proportions were changeable by loosening buttons from their tiny loops. Ditto for the long alt leather maxidress.
Beige seersucker corduroy trousers came worn with a white double-faced knit sweater and a white wrap-around skirt made of regenerated leather.
Nanushka’s new heritage aesthetic was channeled into an eye-catching handwoven bag — in black-and-beige, with the house’s traditional symbols in a jacquard pattern — made in collaboration with tribal women from Colombia.
Sandor generally worked with dark, earthy tones, such as browns, but then interjected some colors, like pink and lilac, for a pleasing, rich pop effect.