Yara Flinn is the 28-year-old designer of New York-based fashion line Nomia, which launched with its first collection in Spring 2007.

A schooled video artist and sculptor who attended Oberlin College, Yara began experimenting with clothing design while studying there- combining her love of art and fashion through multimedia fashion shows/installations, and video projects.

After graduating Yara worked at the Fondazione Prada, a contemporary art non-profit run by the Italian fashion house. At this time she also began an internship with the forward thinking, art influenced label United Bamboo.The sculptural approach Yara takes to designing her collections is informed by her studies of draping and patternmaking at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

The focus of the Nomia collection is to create artistic, directional pieces with an edge that leave the wearer feeling strong, chic, sophisticated and empowered.

All of the garments are produced in New York City and are available exclusively in Australia at Fallow.

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