MONIKA CHIANG FALL 2012 PRESENTATION
“For Fall 2012, I was inspired by the jolt to the senses experienced when seemingly contradictory elements combine in unexpected ways, whether it be Jeff Koon’s groundbreaking exhibition at Versailles, the eclecticism of Daisy Fellowes, the facade of the Dreseden Military History Museum or the work of acclaimed architect Zaha Hadid.”
Ironically enough I contradicted the collection to a T in terms of aesthetics. I felt like a walking rainbow in a clad of black, sleek established fashion figures as I cautiously inched around each model. I’ve been trying to incorporate more colors into my wardrobe being that spring is upon us, but seeing Chiang’s collection was an instant reminder as to why I’m so drawn to black and neutral colors. She seems to have mastered the fine art of simplicity, adding an edgy element to her designs with much sought-after materials including leather and fur. I found this dark palette to be especially appropriate for the coming colder months as each individual piece can be paired with virtually anything found in one’s closet. Talk about versatile. I was particularly drooling over the furry caps that at atop each stoic model’s head, though I don’t think I’d ever be able to pull it off. But luckily for Monika Chiang, those girls were working her every piece like there was no tomorrow… For the ultra chic and modern woman, this was easily one of my favorite and most wearable collections of the day.