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Our coverage of NYFW continues with a look at the Spring/Summer 2019 collections from Monse, Linder, and KITH.
Featuring not one but four separate scenery designs, KITH’s runway show (actually featuring its fall/winter 2018 collection) was surely something to remember. First, a forest filled with sapling trees and moss set the stage for looks like an all-black leather biker suit. Next, a great library made the perfect setting for button up shirts and scholarly sweatshirts, part of a collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger. Raw edge tailoring and patchwork flannel-and-denim garb made its way through an army camp—complete with a life size tent and vintage automobile. Then, finally, a grand gate reminiscent of the one you would find in front of Buckingham Palace made a regal backdrop for the collection’s capsule done with Versace.
Monse gave us understated nautical vibes, with the recurrence of knotted rope and chain motifs, and no shortage of maritime stripes. The collection, which made its way down a runway of all black, was composed of primarily loose-fitting silhouettes like draped, off the shoulder dresses, wide legged pants, and oversized tops and sweatshirts. Some of our favorite looks included the black and white knotted rope-print dress, and the navy and white plaid sweater with the high low detail.
Androgynous cuts, mix matched patterns, and a palette reminiscent of an earthy rainbow were the staples of Linder’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection. The utilitarian-inspired garments were presented in a room of wood-paneled walls, each look modeled in front of a three-panel mirror atop a small platorm. A few stand-out pieces were the plaid bike shorts and leggings, which were often seen peeking out from under a skirt, jacket, or tunic, and the sky blue corduroy pant suit.