Since launching her label, Nomia, in 2009, New York-based designer Yara Flinn’s effortlessly sophisticated pieces have garnered a cult following that stretches from the US to Japan and Australia. In between showing her spring line at New York Fashion Week and heading to Paris, Flinn took a moment to dish on her personal style.
Define your style in three words:
Minimal, utilitarian, urban.
NOMIA mock neck muscle tee in black, very worn men's APC jeans, and black ankle boots or high-top sneakers
Vintage bomber, oversize tunic in white cotton, and pleated skirts—especially worn with an oversize sweatshirt and ankle boots.
Nikes, Converse, or a stacked heel ankle boot. (I can't stop acquiring black ankle boots of all types.)
Since my style is so minimal and tomboyish, I like artistic statement jewelry like a choker by Faux / Real, hand pendant by Openhouse Projects, or silver disc earrings by Faris.
I always prefer the balance of masculine and feminine, so I might wear a pleated satin skirt with ankle boots and an oversized top or parka.
Best recent discovery:
Musk Incense by Morning Star. Also, lots and lots of plants.
Totokaelo, Maryam Nassir Zadeh, Printed Matter, Dashwood.
Style pet peeve:
Not looking comfortable in what you're wearing.
Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, Sade
A giant suitcase to take my collection to Paris. Super practical!
A vacation (see below!), and vintage colorful Prada nylon bags.
Dream vacation destination:
Japan, especially the Naoshima Museum designed by Tadao Ando.
The Balcony at the Met for a martini and classical music on a Friday or Saturday evening.
What's always in your bag:
Hair ties and too many receipts!