Cool, indie girls know they can rely on Mona Kowalska to deliver a fresh collection each season for her label, A Détacher.
For fall, Kowalska played with the idea of scale. It all started with tiny vintage photos she found of chateaux that she blew up and used to create a print motif on knits, giving the collection a Victorian vibe. Building on that theme, Kowalska printed graphic plaid patterns on delicate lace, creating beautiful skirts and dresses. She also worked a sweet floral motif in her swimwear, shrunken belted jackets and tie-waist skirts.
Kowalska further evolved her manipulation of scale with shapes and proportions. She showed terrific oversize boyfriend blazers over fitted knit skirts and plenty of layers — from dresses and skirts over trousers to piled-on knits. It’s no wonder Kowalska has developed such a loyal cult following.