Monse Resort 2023

Hot air balloons were Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia’s inspiration for resort 2023—particularly their colorful stripes and rope fastenings. The references don’t hit you over the head in the look book, which focuses more on the house’s signature remixed tailoring, knitwear, and slinky dresses, but there are some sweaters in the full collection that feature these contraptions. The most interesting manifestation is a silky button-down top with salmon stripes and a net-like detail over the top. Compare it to a drawing of early hot air balloon flights and it’s almost uncanny, though it’s unlikely anybody on the street would guess.

The aforementioned tailoring takes a few forms this season. Notably, many of the oxford shirts and shirt dresses have buttons down the sleeves to allow for various styling options. A pair of slacks feature a double waist-band: one that does the actual job of holding the garment to your body with elastic, one with a button. Just the thing for anyone who is still holding on to the comfort that work-from-home wardrobes allowed.

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