[Images via Club Monaco]
While previewing Club Monaco’s Fall 2 collection for 2011, I felt as though I walked into the closet of a glamorous-boho-chic woman of the 70’s, who is obsessed with rock ‘n’ roll, while at the same time is the ideal example of class and sophistication.
Not only was I enamored with the prints, sourced from vintage wallpaper found in London bookstores, but also the tasteful textures of velvet burnouts, faux fur, Mongolian lamb vests, and an ombre poncho. Patterned sweaters compliment well with the palette of black-tinted mulberries, rusts, and plums shades that are subtle but still quite rich.
And the details! The design team paid very close attention to the collection by adding fringe and leather flare making the collection elude an edgy appeal. The floral and feather prints in whimsical and flowy fabrics mixed with the combination of flared pants and wide brimmed hats achieved a fresh look and truly illustrate the dramatic inspiration. The mix of accessories seemed timeless, like they were taken them from a stylish grandmother’s closet.
The Fall 2 collection is also chock full with layers, which will give you a fall look without having the feeling of the winter blues. Each option is better than the next from the colors, to the textures to endless inspirations. I’ll take one of everything, please.