Ikram's It List: The Only Jacket You Need This Season
As Told to J.P. Anderson Photography by Jeff Crawford| April 1, 2015 |
Style & Beauty
Chicago fashion expert Ikram Goldman’s latest obsession? The edgy new collection from Japanese label Noir.
Black jacket with pearls, Noir Kei Ninomiya (price on request). Ikram, 15 E. Huron St., 312-587-1000
Black is never out of style, but for Ikram Goldman, this season’s collection from Noir is nothing short of incredible. “In a sea of garments [at Fashion Week],” notes the River North boutique owner, “for me to have an emotionally charged, visceral reaction to a collection says a lot. This collection didn’t have a runway in Paris—it wasn’t on models. It was just hanging on a rack, which is essentially how you would be seeing the clothes in the store—but it was one of the most intricate, elaborate, embellished, most feminine, edgy collections I saw come out of Paris.”
A particular favorite, Goldman enthuses, is Noir designer Kei Ninomiya’s leather jacket with pearls. “The jacket speaks for itself,” she insists. “The workmanship and the quality are a practice in perfection, and blending that tough edge with the beautiful sea pearls and the couture—and to have it fit the way it does—is one of the most exquisite things I’ve ever seen.”