NYFW: Monika Chiang A/W 13 presentation
Walking into the Box was nothing less than breath taking. Monika Chiang brought her dream to life.
Monika Chiang: “My Inspiration for Fall/Winter 2013 began with a recurring dream I’ve been having for years. In the dream, I’m running as fast as I can until I take off into flight. I also recently visited an exhibit with these really interesting mid-century photographs of birds at MOMA and became fascinated with the shapes they create with their wings whilst in flight.”
The models stood in front of a white background with grey imprinted birds. Her collection definitely portrayed a risky, mid-century/vintage militant display. From the models’ perfectly teased, pulled back faux–hawk hair, done by Patrick Melville for Aveeno, to their exaggerated eyelashes and grey extracted side eye make-up, every detail was a sight to see. Chiang’s use of accessories also pulled her vision together, with the use of platinum, silver and gold bands, red and black painted nails and bags/shoes to die for.
However, what stole the show was the actual clothing. One of our favorite looks was the breaks of lace and softly draped trousers that contrasted perfectly. For one look, a model wore a front split coat with voluminous sleeves that gathered at the wrist; the collar of the jacket was sharp and it slimmed the jaw-line of the model. Another obsession of Chiang’s collection had to be her thigh high boots. It was paired with a red coat with leather trim.
Photos: Theresa Balderas