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Kristin Booker • February 9, 2013

Fashion Week Diaries: Monika Chiang Fall 2013 Collection

Two of the looks from the Monika Chiang Fall 2013 presentation. Want everything. Now. Particularly this coat. Photo: Kristin Booker.

Two of the looks from the Monika Chiang Fall 2013 presentation. Want everything. Now. Particularly this coat. Photo: Kristin Booker.

I had a chance to speak with designer Monika Chiang at her inaugural presentation, where I feel madly in love with every pair of shoes the woman designed. As in, the woman has never designed an accessory that hasn’t made me positively apoplectic with joy.

A little close-up on that bag from Monika Chiang. Photo: Kristin Booker.

A little close-up on that bag from Monika Chiang. Photo: Kristin Booker.

More magical Monika Chiang. Photo: Kristin Booker.

More magical Monika Chiang. Photo: Kristin Booker.

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This season, inspired by a recurring theme of flight and aviary shapes mixed with vintage military influences, it’s sharp, sexy and luxurious. Three things that make my day every time.

LOVE. Photo: Kristin Booker

LOVE. Photo: Kristin Booker

The fabrics carried the theme, with leather, spikes, bonded wool-cotton, cashmere, fur and silk coming together in a wardrobe with structure and purpose.

Love EVERYTHING about this coat. Photo: Kristin Booker.

Love EVERYTHING about this coat. Photo: Kristin Booker.

Personally, I love how Monika’s collections always have a touch of bondage thrown into them. It’s almost like you’re getting an inside peek into the kinky inner workings of the Park Avenue set. It’s pretty sweet, if you ask me.

Bondage-y collar with draped chains, anyone? <3 Photo: Kristin Booker.

Bondage-y collar with draped chains, anyone?

But where Chiang comes alive every time is the accessories, and this fall collection is no exception. Every handbag is a joy..

I LOVE the size and zipper detailing on this bag. LOVE IT. Photo: Kristin Booker

I LOVE the size and zipper detailing on this bag. LOVE IT. Photo: Kristin Booker

Another seriously amazing sculptural bag from Monika Chiang. Photo: Kristin Booker

Another seriously amazing sculptural bag from Monika Chiang. Photo: Kristin Booker

every shoe is to die for…

I love these gorgeous sandals. See what I mean about the bondage references? Hot, right? Photo: Kristin Booker

I love these gorgeous sandals. See what I mean about the bondage references? Hot, right? Photo: Kristin Booker

even the belts will make you cry with joy.

Check out this gorgeous pajama-inspired number... Photo: Kristin Booker

Check out this gorgeous pajama-inspired number…
Photo: Kristin Booker

...and now a close-up on that belt. Photo: Kristin Booker

…and now a close-up on that belt. Photo: Kristin Booker

Oh, Monika, how I love you. Well done!

I want everything about this look. Who doesn't love a luxe sweater? Photo: Kristin Booker

I want everything about this look. Who doesn’t love a luxe sweater? Photo: Kristin Booker

Check out the detailing on this skirt. Amazing. Photo: Kristin Booker

Check out the detailing on this skirt. Amazing. Photo: Kristin Booker

 

 

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