Celebrated for her contemporary take on classics, Misha Nonoo has quickly amassed a celebrity fan base (like, Gwyneth Paltrow, Emma Watson, and Sarah Jessica Parker) ever since she debuted her eponymous line four years ago during New York Fashion Week. With fall/winter 2015 shows rapidly approaching, we got up close and personal with the designer, and had her answer a quick survey of questions that delve into her new collection (no spoilers, promise) and her personal life—that takes all of 10 seconds to read. We timed it.
What word describes your fall/winter 2015 collection? Ephemeral.
What are you listening to right now? Para One.
Where did you go in preparation for your fall/winter 2015 collection? Frieze contemporary art fair in London.
The last drink I had was...Pimm's Cup.
What job would you be doing if you were not a fashion designer? Nutritionist or Holistic Medicine.
Where would you go first in NYC if you were a tourist? The Highline or The Met.
What is your favorite work of art? It's impossible to pick just one but my favorite artist of all time is the masterful Gerhard Richter.
Who's your favorite superhero? Katniss Everdeen.
What's the first thing you do in the morning? Have a cup of tea.
Who did you design your first piece for? Myself. It was a metallic blue tweed jacket with velvet trim that I made and still wear today.
What's your favorite quote of all time?
"We were together. I forget the rest." —Walt Whitman