Sunday, February 15, 2009

Monarchy Collection Fall 2009

It's not that I didn't like this collection, as I am lust over several pieces. But I wasn't sure what this show wanted to be.

Equestrian meets Teddy Boy in the Highlands?






































Then along comes urban modern goth?



















There was also lots of this. Loads of this.



















I wouldn't kick this drawstring leather trench out of bed, though, that's for sure. Nor the pompom hat. Although I admit that by the end of the show, I was tiring of the big pompom. Indicative of a lot of repetitive looks in this show.

However, look for Monarchy in boutiques here. Because really it's a bit of a dream to look Teddy Boy, Scottish Highlander and equestrian all at once. And Eric Kim, Monarchy's designer, is one to watch for a harder-edged, American-based aesthetic.

6 comments :

Farren said...

I am going to bow down to your husband's mustache. It is pretty much very awesome. =)

bowerbird said...

I definitely need a new leather jacket...or a cool vintage one!
Looking gorgeous at your model party by the way

Anonymous said...

Isn't it cool to be a little bit country and a little bit rock and roll at the same time? I think that if I had seen a show with looks all reflecting one theme, it would have been boring. Monarchy mixed it up while still maintaining a merchandised show. And the men were stunning!

Sister Wolf said...

I love your category mash-ups!

fashion herald said...

thanks, Farren, i finally got him to shave his beard, couldn't take it any longer.
bowerbird - that leather coat is fantastic, one of my favorite pieces in the show.
anon - oh, the men were stunning, well said!
sister - thanks!

KATLIN said...

Ooooh at the men's hats and the ladies hoodies!