• Monse RTW Spring 2019

    17 days ago - By WWD

    The big news at Monse was men's wear, though designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim wouldn't quite admit that by showing about half of their looks on men that it was an official category launch. “We consider it unisex,” Garcia said backstage. They said they designed the collection for women but started playing with men's in casting. “We said let's have five boys,” said Garcia. “And we told them to keep sending more because the clothes looked decent on them.” It wasn't that far-fetched. As Kim pointed out, Monse was born from deconstructing men's wear.
    The clothes, whether worn by a man or...
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  • Chromat RTW Spring 2019

    17 days ago - By WWD

    Women who are too shy to show their body at summer pool parties sometimes try to disguise their figures under a big white T-shirt. Pushing women to be proud of themselves - curves and imperfections included - Chromat creative director Becca McCharen-Tran took that iconic piece and gave it a, sexy, frisky makeover.
    A digitized print of a wet white T-shirt actually became the lineup's signature pattern; it was splashed on a range of designs, from one-piece swimsuits and bikinis with a sporty feel to a stretch dress featuring graphic cut-out details at the shoulders.
    Continuing to embrace an...
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