March 11th, 2007
By Priyanka Ghosh and Julie Gulfer
Key Takeaways: Munthe plus Simonsen’s use of leather, lace and chiffon made for a collection that exuded urban femininity. Key trends included: pleated skirts, the china neck collar, luxe sweaters, the military jacket, and ruffles. And true to their roots, Munthe plus Simonsen featured copious amounts of ethnic detailing and bohemian prints.
Color Palette: Can we say blue? Peacock, navy, indigo, azure and turquoise were complemented by black and charcoal.
Silhouettes: Big over small: Lacy Renaissance style blouses over black skinny pants in leather and denim and slim knee-length shorts. Big over big: Airy puffy sleeved caftans over sagging wide leg trousers and calf-length pleated asymmetrical skirts.
Accessories Report: Black leather galore—thigh high boots, newsboy caps, long gloves and wide wrap-around belts. Also of note was the short boy-cut hair on all of the models.
What’s Wearable: We loved the collection of loose flirty tops, from simple monochrome satin blouses to intricately embroidered tunics and caftans. The subtly tailored floaty fabric flatters women of all shapes.
What’s Not Wearable: The calf-length pleated skirts in stiff fabrics enlarged the hips and managed to make the lithe models look boxy and frumpy. And while we liked the relaxed style of the wide leg trousers, we do not recommend sagging them from the hips.