Nomad Atelier took the Civic by storm on Friday night by means of a jaw dropping catwalk show that can be called no less than an utter triumph. The masterwork of Rita Britton was showcased at a charity gala held in aid of the Prince’s Trust at the gallery in Barnsley.

 

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The atmosphere was electric as models walked to The Rolling Stones – which perfectly mirrored the mood created by each of the stunning looks. The collection itself effortlessly blended the grunge-glamour and theatre of the classic rock music scene with a sharp, and notably accessible upmarket street style vibe.

Highlights ranged from opulent snake-skin patterned shorts put with a delicate, black lace bralette and leather a biker-jacket, to sleek and timeless blazers paired with either ultra-feminine, weightless mid-length skirts, or relaxed, floor length trousers that screamed off-duty CEO.

Menswear was far from overlooked, as male models took to the catwalk sporting gritty kilts and relaxed oversized raincoats worn alongside one of Nomad’s many classic staples – the cashmere union-jack printed hoodie.

 

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Attempting to sum the collection up in a nutshell lies on the extremities of the impossible, however the looks created by Britton pushed the often rigid boundaries of contemporary fashion as we know it, translating notoriously enigmatic catwalk fashion, making it instantly wearable.

It was intelligently unapologetic and yet universally wearable. As always, Britton did not fail to amaze us with her awe-inspiring vision and expertise. Through undoubtedly staying true to her design philosophy and thus in-keeping with Nomad’s signature dark hues and classic relaxed silhouettes, Britton embraced and amplified every trademark element of Nomad that we all know and love.

Words: Cathryne Kelly


Picture Credit Charlotte Graham