words/images Judith Ecochard
PIER 59, Chelsea Piers, NYC
We finally arrived on time-FINALLY- for the usually punctually A Detacher show-
Grabbing some pre-show time backstage---we were greeted by the designer herself, Monika Kowalska.
The epitome of serene calmness herself-setting the tone for backstage at the Chelsea Piers locale---even the makeup laden tables-were so organized _Shiseido's Japanese team did the honors...we wished they'd come back to our apartment afterwards and organize. No extraneous anything here....
|Cinema Secrets is a pro's secret highlighter|
|Avene-we have this----|
|Bumble&Bumble Holding Spray|
|Kept the hair in its proper place|
|models without long locks-got these|
Grandma rules here---we thought of the classic Hitchcock movie Pyscho-what Anthony Perkins wore atop his head when he was channeling his mother...prissy, prim, proper-and maybe- a tad creepy.
Believe it or not-this middle part bun took a team of hairstylists to achieve the 'do....
As for the clothes themselves---smart girl chic, geek elegance came to mind.
The first few ensembles down the runways were casual wear...unstructured silhouettes...for the most part.
We really liked the dresses though-the prints having a vintage softness to them-the cuts, rather sophisticated...
|Multi-tasking photographer next to us-shooting the show and chatting at the same time.|
Unadorned-the clothes spoke for themselves----we think though that with the right accessories----a lot of the outfits-particularly the gentle skirts/sweater-blouse combo-are year round pieces.