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Nomia’s collections are never too fussy. Yara Flinn has a streamlined approach to making garments, and knows when to add in a design quirk to make something feel special. Her sporty fall collection, with touches of motocross and the early noughties, looked particularly strong. Calling all grown-up tomboys.

The lookbook opens with a strapless pinstripe dress layered over coordinating pants (a trendy way to style yourself, according to the fall runways and Katie Holmes). The corporate fabric was best used as the base for an athletic quarter-zip pullover with a drawstring waistband, which was nicely paired with a tangerine ruched skirt. A tomato red satin anorak that resembled a miniskirt and top exuded a nice tension between casual outdoorsiness and city sophistication. “I wanted to make a mini dress that I would actually wear,” Flinn said. “How could I do it in a sporty way and still feel kind of androgynous.” The pleated skirts, button-down shirt, and collared knit that Flinn calls her “goalie shirt” continued the prep-school soccer practice vibe. In her elevated fabrications, though, it never felt juvenile.