Neith Nyer draws inspiration from the crossover between Brasil’s rich underground pulse and New York’s urban energy. With an interest for the intersection between teenage grunge and a rural crunch, the Neith Nyer collections are as eclectic as they are puzzling: disrupting conventional codes of dress, deconstructing the very core of garments, creative director Francisco Terra envisages an aesthetic of clashes, a combination of contraries, a celebration of contrasts. For autumn/winter 2015, Terra took inspiration from the roads of Goiás, and the characters that populate its waysides.
As the roadside delivers its host of prostitutes and wanderlust roamers, Neith Nyer explores the ‘70s as a source of aesthetic silhouettes: truck designs, the aggressive edge of prostitute regalia, the brash colours of a decade of inventive freedom all inspire and shape the AW15 collection. Working alongside textile designer Theo Mongourdin for the collection, prints of goddess’ faces adorn silks, and desert landscapes are reproduced on crepes. With references to Brazilian pop of the 1970s, classic retro elements, such as the oversized shirt collars and cow hide coats, add an anachronistic edge to a complex layering of cultural collisions.
With jewellery by Isabelle Lepuil, enigmatic symbols, such as lightning bolts, enhance the collection, resurrecting past traditions and popular culture. Taking the ordinary, the banal and the everyday as a base, Neith Nyer’s collection throws an element of luxury, of twisted beauty into the mix, creating a contemporary cut. A narrative that juxtaposes eras, an intertwined discourse that confuses under and outerwear, Neith Nyer presents a truly postmodern collection for this autumn/winter season.
Neith Nyer will present Spring/Summer 2016 as part of the official schedule of Paris Fashion Week on the 7th of October, at 6:30. For information and to see the full Neith Nyer collection, click here.