Fall 2013 Ready-to-Wear
February 08, 2013 New York
Travel and camouflage were the two themes that guided the latest A Détacher collection. Designer Mona Kowalska explained backstage that she was thinking about "what you pack, and how what you bring gives a sense of who you want to be during the trip." She showed just the kinds of things you'd want to wear during a long flight—delicate knit tuxedo-stripe track pants, lightweight ponchos, and chunky duster sweaters that could double as plane blankets. It goes without saying that you don't need to be a frequent flier to appreciate the refined comfort of these clothes. Kowalska described denim as a sort of urban camouflage, and sent a pair of selvage trousers structured like judo pants down the runway. A distorted, inky world map print seen on ruffled silk blouses and frocks was another interpretation of camouflage that successfully advanced Kowalska's worldly point of view.