In what has to be the most unusual inspiration for a collection (at least among American designers) Mona Kowalska of A Détacher drew on sports injury as a starting point for her Fall 2014 collection.
Yes, sports injury, you read that correctly. And while admittedly to some, it may seem pretty odd, and maybe even a little too high-concept in the abstract; in practice it was absolutely beautiful. And why wouldn't it be? As one of the designer's numerous and hyper-devoted fans said to me before a show many seasons ago, "Mona always knows what she's doing."
And that, I believe, sums the collection up perfectly. Here are just a few of our favorite shots from the show.
All images: C. Hope/S. Whittle for Style Wylde.
For a behind-the-scenes peek check out our feature story in Beauty.