The Clothes: If you were looking to wear something with a twist next spring, look no further than A Détacher. Mona Kowalska uplifted simple shifts and blouses with twisty knot detailing, giving that enviable, deliberately haphazard cool-girl vibe. There was a recurring print featuring woodland creatures which seemed a little wint’ry, but that could just be my mind immediately associating any depiction of forest animals with South Park‘s Woodland Critter Christmas. The brand also offered some comfy looking bubble knit sweaters (perfect for March and early April), and two knitted swimwear looks.
The Hair & Makeup: Quirky as expected. Models sported white eyeshadow and nestlike, messy low buns. The front of the hair was slicked down to create what can only be described as elongated, chin strap sideburns.
The Soundtrack: Ben Bunnemer was on the 1′s and 2′s, spinning what sounded like a female motet over trip-hop-y, dubstep-y beats.
The Vibe: Very zen, not much confusion.
Celebrity We’d Most Like to See Wearing this Collection: Alexa Chung, Solange Knowles.
WTF Moment: More like a *Squee* moment! There was a baby sighting! Two guests in the second row brought their adorable (well behaved) infants to the show.
What the Designer Said: “I was thinking about the relationship between folklore and futurism, and trying to find some sort of balance.”
What the Line Sheet Said: The line sheet provided no information about the clothes, but instead, quirky descriptions of the models for every look they sported. My favorites were “NINA loved gasoline fumes” (because really, who doesn’t?) and “RITA suffered from vertigo.” Interesting.
Swag: Front row attendees received a bottle of Rhiamon Energy Essentials Clear Away Essential Room Spray. I sprayed it in my room once I got home. It smells pretty good– certainly better better than the piles of unwashed clothes lying around.