If you know me at all, then you know that A Détacher is one of my favorite brands to wear, one of my favorite shops to visit, and the brand’s designer- Mona Kowalska inspires me to start my own line one day. Recently, I came across two separate interviews of Mona, and I felt like I had to share some of her insight with you. From her hands-on business model, to her approach to designing clothes, the fashion industry would be a better place if everyone took a page from the A Détacher handbook.
Here is a collection of archival A Détacher moments, featuring Mona herself and snippets from the interviews found on La Garconne and StyledByU.
Be sure to read the full interviews for more insight.
Maybe the New York designers have watched a few too many episodes of The Big Bang Theory, taking inspiration from Howard’s no-nonsense nerd style and incorporating his favorite accessory, The Dickie into their Fall 2013 collections. I don’t hate the look, and it is actually a great scarf replacement (wish I had one yesterday in the wind storm that kept untying my scarf). Would you wear this trend?
(A Detacher, Tibi, M.Patmos)
(Band of Outsiders, BCBG, Tibi)
(M. Patmos, Tibi x 2, M. Patmos)
A few days before New York fashion week began, a very fashionable friend of mine asked my opinion on camouflage, this is what I told her. 1- I think it is a print that never goes away, we see it season after season the same way we see leopard print, always slightly different but someone is always doing it and people are always wearing it. 2- It acts as a neutral. It works on any garment in most fabrics, it is a print that wears well with other prints and colors. 3- I love to see an abstract version of camouflage. The New York Fall 2013 runways delivered a Camo City. My favorite abstract camo moments were from A Detacher, Timo Weiland and Alexander Wang. Maybe they didn’t define these prints as camouflage, but I would wear them as such.
(A Detacher, Timo Weiland, Michael Kors)
(Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Timo Weiland)(Alexander Wang, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang)
(Michael Kors, Rebecaca Minkoff, Gryphon)
Being the Golden Child never looked so good. Gold metallics on the New York runways define a new neutral for Fall 2013. Seen in head to toe ensembles, gold metallic jacquards range in hues from white gold at Suno to burnt amber at Wes Gordon.
(Jeremy Laing, Suno, Rachel Comey)
(Monique Lhullier, Kate Spade NY, By Marlene Birger, Otswald Helgason)
(Pamilla Roland, Wes Gordon x 2)
The Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall 2013 collection was all about essentials. According to Maria, “it’s about slowing down, taking a second out of our busy lives to capture the moment.” This was evident in her collection as she focused on simple structured silhouettes in luxe fabrics of lacquered micro-pleats and wool glazed with black enamel. I always love her prints because they transcend time, place and season. I enjoyed Maria’s continued exploration of evening wear, with dramatic skirt hemlines, and jumpsuits in shimmering black gazar.