A Detacher Spring/Summer 2013

Designer Monika Kowalska is known for her architecturally unique clothing and her A Detacher Spring/Summer 2013 collection was no exception.

Mona Kowalska was born in Krakow, Poland. Before coming the United States and starting her own line, Kowalska designed for many minor labels in Italy followed by a brief stint at Sonia Rykiel

At her Spring show, Kowalska presented a wide range of designs. Patterns and colors were repeated throughout various pieces, emphasizing Kowalska’s simple accents beautifully. From simple black and white to color blocked brights, the line was diverse while still maintaining a cohesive style. All the pieces were unified in structure: shapeless dresses and shirts and loose fitting trousers. Some common elements repeated throughout were halters, one-shouldered necklines, jumpsuits, and cinching at the shoulder, hip, or thigh. All the designs gave off an air of sophistication, highlighted by the elegant jazz tinted music and the sleek black and white runway.

To complete the look models wore low teased buns with two front pieces of hair slickly matted to their faces. A quick wave by Kowalska at the end of the show wrapped up the sleek and sophisticated debut line.

Eliana Saks is a contributing writer. Email her at fashion@nyunews.com

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