Monse’s fashion show for next Autumn 20 sews (literally) together tradition and avant-garde. The two designers, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, start from the very calssic pieces in any modern wardrobe – such as the camel cotton trench coat, the black coat and the gray twill suit – and freely reinterpret them. Fabrics are quite classic too: tartan is certainly the prince of the entire production, and is matched with silk, velvet and wool just to name a few.
The final result, however, is far from being obvious. Thanks to the cuts, modern, sharp and interesting. And thanks also to the mix and match of different fabrics in a single garment. The first trench coat, destined to become a cult piece in autumn, is only the first example of many. This idea drives us crazy, especially when it comes to blazers, half in simple black fabric, half in pleated green tartan knee-length long.
The inspiration comes for Monse from the grunge subculture. Not only for the tartan itself, but also for black leather, jewels, coloured make-up on the eyes and for the fishnet stockings (which occasionally also become gloves) that pop up from the clothes. Perhaps the reason is simply the desire, with the new year, to express ourselves even more freely, to be careless and to be, above all, incredibly cool.
Words by Giulia Greco