Doni Nahmias was California dreaming — of his childhood, and of days spent swimming and browsing on Butterfly Seaside, not removed from Santa Barbara.
It’s no shock this assortment was tinged with a rosy, nostalgic temper: the soundtrack by Nahmias’ pal Boy Wonda featured samples of “Summertime” and the Seaside Boys singing “Surfin’ Safari,” whereas the soft-edged, sporty items cruised easily down the runway on the Palais de Tokyo.
“I’m all the time taking a look at how garments really feel and sit on the physique,” stated Nahmias, a sports activities lover and self-taught designer whose instincts and exhausting work have been paying off. Movie star purchasers embody Justin and Hailey Bieber, Lewis Hamilton and Jennifer Lopez, who posted an image of herself earlier this week sporting Nahmias’ silky pajama set printed with hummingbirds.
Silhouettes have been surf and skate impressed, with a giant dose of recent air and sunshine: as an alternative of hummingbirds, there have been fern or apple prints for silky shirts and shorts; fluid drawstring trousers got here with tie-dye prints in orange or inexperienced, colours as vibrant and recent as a crate of oranges from Nahmias’ house state.
Fuzzy oversize cardigans slipped over naked torsos have been like a giant hug, as have been the oversize knitted soccer jerseys meant for mornings — or evenings — when the air turns cool. (The latter might even have been a nod to soccer stars Malik Turner and Tyrod Taylor, who have been sitting within the entrance row.)
A baseball jacket with a setting solar tableau on the again had the identical mellow, just-back-from-the-beach really feel.
However the stars of this brief and well-edited present have been undoubtedly the wide-leg white denims adorned with butterflies. Nahmias stated they have been hand-painted within the studio, and overlaid with Swarovski crystals — a becoming tribute to the good open air of his childhood.