Monarchy Spring 2010

monarchy_titleMonarchy by Eric Kim, is a Men’s and Womenswear line that has become a favorite among the trend setting Hollywood elite.  New York’s own fashion/celeb watchers must have caught onto this LA based brand because it was more like anarchy outside the crowded show.  Already familiar with its douchebag couture graphic t-shirts worn by the likes of Spencer Pratt, I was surprised to be presented with a fresh, easy to wear yet edgy collection. There was an American classic color scheme of white, blue, khaki, navy and tan combined with a cool European influence.  For the ladies, beautifully draped dresses were cinched at the waist and sheer cropped tops paired with tailored jackets or baggy vests.  Volume concentrated around the hips and strong shoulders were accented.  The accessories were minimal however did include studded skinny belts and scarves for the men.  Also for the fellas were distressed denim, light weight lamb skin jackets, linen pinstripe sport coats and white shirts with military inspired details.  This collection can be worn from posh events in LA, to hot summer nights in Montauk.  Also, major kudos points are awarded for playing Muse and Kings of Leon in their set.
– Maria Giannakakis
Photos by Sandra Rosales
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