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Monse Spring 2017 - Runway Review

Monse may only be three seasons young, but it is easily already one of New York’s most-buzzed-about labels. The well-deserved hype surrounding designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia and their contemporary label (the duo will debut their chops on the Oscar de la Renta runway this week as well) no doubt served as a springboard for a spring collection that harked a silhouette they’ve made their own.

Multiple incarnations of the stripe were featured, often shown on tops cut asymmetrically off-the-shoulder and sporting collars. Monse projects designs for all caliber of women, from goth to glam to corporate America. With the notion that a classic blouse is sufficient for evening, Kim and Garcia added some glamour via embellishments—of which sequins were the big news in a collection that was otherwise restrained.

Shiny permeated through much of the collection, from chiffon skirts to men’s shirting. The silk pajama-inspired pieces with every-which-way stripes were elongating and flattering, while oversized cargos—while a fashion risk for most brands—have become signature Monse. This is a label that should be in every woman’s wardrobe.