Nom de Guerre is a creative collective founded by Holly Harnsongkram, Wil Whitney, Devon Turnbull, and Isa Saalabi. The concept of the collective is to combine basic and diverse influences from art, fashion, and various New York subcultures to create a composite culture and product.
The spring/summer 2007, collection combines inspiration from sources such as the 1966, surf classic, The Endless Summer; the paintings of the French, Post-Impressionist, Paul Gauguin; and the colonial uniform of early Western anthropologists and explorers that traveled to the Pacific Islands.
This season, the line also takes books — their settings and the imagery conjured up solely by description — and uses these influences. Jack London’s, Call of the Wild, yielded inspiration, as did the worlds of writers such as Jack Kerouac and Yukio Mishima.
The spring collection is made from fine cotton suit and shirting fabrics, with waxed cotton outerwear. The classically styled knits are silk blends; and cotton denim and lightweight cotton fleece round out the selection.
Nom de Guerre also features collaborative clothing available in the Nom de Guerre store, made with Buzz Rickson; and collaborative footwear made with Converse Jack Purcell, Russel Moccasin Company, and Trickers London.