If I hadn’t already professed my undying love for Mona Kowalska of A Détacher, I would certainly be doing it now. Her Fall 2015 collection got all my juices flowing; clicking through the images, my brain was thinking up things to sew and knit faster than my fingers could sketch them. Mostly simple little tops and dresses my closet and I are longing for (albeit not in those particular prints — other than the amazing volcanic explosion print!), but the way she’s mixed those breezy little pieces with knits here is classic quirky Mona. Along with simple little change-ups like a woven vest over a sweater dress and knit vest over a woven dress. There’s just no one like her. And nothing, especially, like that look below: quilted jacket over dress-length aran sweater over quilted pants. Ms. K, can I borrow your brain for just five minutes? And also this quilted dress?
PREVIOUSLY in Fall 2015: Wool and the Gang walks again
I run hot, so seeing layers of knits doesn’t exactly get me excited. I’m looking forward to spring and summer knits…
That sweater in view 10 is amazing. Also love the color pallet.
Woah! Love! The quilted bits are amazing…and the shoes! Didn’t think I could be enticed by more winter clothes, but … :)
love these layered looks. I am currently reading the book Women in Clothes and Mona Kowalska is one of the first “conversations”. It is an amazing book so far – if you haven’t read it, I recommend.
I finished that a few weeks ago! I especially liked the photos women submitted of their moms.
I’ve been wanting that book for months but didn’t know she’s in it. It’s now on its way to me, thanks!
With temps in the low teens and snow falling, all this knit and quilt looks warm and lovely!
love that skirt with the cables in the top picture!
Reminds me a bit of Kenzo from the 70s, but with a more staid palette. And that white cotton smock keeps it fresh. I agree…very beautiful, and minus the furry platforms, very wearable.
I’d swap those for the army-green booties!
Oh love the skein hair – now I want this wig.
But her tops are gorgeous and perfect with the knits.
And in memory of Koos van den Akker my 1970 quilted jacket will fit right in.
Skein hair! I didn’t think of it that way, but now you’ve made me sort of like it. Sort of.
Love all the prints in the collection…I gotta start learning how to think outside the box – These kinds of collections make me itch to knit and sew all these things!
Very interesting! Thanks for pointing my attention in that direction.
This is increasing my love of chunky knits!
I want the knitted cabled sweatpants. Those look so cozy
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