WHEN MONSE AND OSCAR DE LA RENTA MET
Show me a deconstructed ruffle and I'm one happy gal. And that's exactly what Monse has done. Inspiration for miles with their FW17 collection which features tailoring with a twist, deconstructed shirting with aforementioned ruffles, grommeting on belts and tops and a general hard edge elegance.
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, the owners of Monse, are also the new creative directors at Oscar de la Renta, and showed their debut collection for Oscar de la Renta on the very same catwalk as their own line, which is a first for NYFW.
Monse is an entirely different aesthetic to that of Oscar de la Renta, which is historically known for it's lady-like elegance and refined, grown up shapes. This collection from Monse is a little tougher than their usual fare, with rock 'n' roll influences coming through thick and fast.
Parkas feature exaggerated collars and are paired with sequined gowns that looked like dripping paint. Suiting fabrics like crisp white and checked cottons and herringbone and taken out of context and used for ruffled skirts and New Romantic-esque shirts.