Photography by Shanita Sims
Text by Sophia Haney Montanez + Elizabeth Baudouin
In the age of digital media and short attention spans, Salon No. Living with Design is set up to view as quickly as your last Snapchat story. On Tuesday, September 13th, artist Romy Northover will host a one-day event to bring a new kind of presentation to fashion week. Here she will integrate a lifestyle and design element to the perpetual runway showings. Happening just down the street from Spring Studios, Salon No. showcases Northover’s new collection in NES Creative‘s downtown loft to reimagine the space through her signature Ancient Future aesthetic.
The inspiration for Romy’s new collection is gathered from a large catalogue of references including nature, literature, ancient cultures, and fashion. The influence of layered textiles, subtle textures and muted color palettes in fashion are revealed in the rustic yet refined designs.
Prior to launching her New York based line No. in 2012, Romy lived and worked in London, graduating with a BA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths. She then lived in Hong Kong, Venice, and Berlin, creating video art, freelancing as a stylist and working for several fashion designers including fashion house PPQ.
Today, she is a regular collaborator with Calvin Klein’s team, where her ceramic vessels enhances the environment of the iconic brand’s retail stores. Romy has also designed collections for Kinfolk, Cereal Magazine, Alex Eagle, Soho House, and The Apartment by The Line.
Northover’s point of view is immediately delicate and minimalist creating an intimacy with each piece. This thought is cast throughout her entire exhibition. “I want to create a stillness and allow for an openness for receiving,” says Romy. “A relaxed space where the work can be functional and be touched.” Romy’s aesthetic reveals a new lifestyle, one that blends traditions of the past harmoniously with ideals for the future. And one that transcends the ephemeral trends that have become so common in the age of fast-fashion.
For more information on Salon No. please visit Romy’s Instagram Feed.