Norma Kamali Pre-Fall 2024
By Laird Borrelli-Persson
Move over Frankie: It’s Norma’s turn to say “Relax!” Now is the moment “to de-stress, we can’t take it anymore,” said Norma Kamali on a walk-through of her pre-fall 2024 collections which includes many soft jersey knits to wear loose, wrapped, or layered. These casual, yoga-easy looks, most in heather gray and white, slide around the body, rather than hug it. “The fabric is the sensual part of it,” said Kamali. “I feel strongly that relaxed is the mood for me… because as women, especially, we just need to not have to be on point all the time.” Still, the designer’s got us covered for those times too, as with a series of smart separates in navy and white. Of particular note are high-waisted pants that are fitted through the rib cage; Kamali first showed them in the ’70s and thinks they feel right again now.