Summary: Monarchy Collection designer, Eric Kim is always inspired by architecture and construction when it comes to creating clothes. His "Smoke and Mirrors" Fall 2009 collection was no different. Kim sent an assortment filled with earth-tone colors down the runway. For me, his line resembled the life of a polo player: pin-tucked blouses paired with high-waisted skinny trousers, felt riding hats and of course the essential leather riding boot. Well tailored trousers, high-collar button-ups, draped dresses and understated architecturally-pleasing collared coats adorned the runway. While Kim's collection was very cohesive, I found it to be a little monotonous. I mean, how many coats and ivory blouses can you send down the runway?
Color Palette: Ivory, olive, black, charcoal, dirt brown, taupe, camel
Textures & Details: Wool, jersey, leather, plaid, gold hardware
Key Looks: Olive wool melton multi-zip tailcoat, pink-tuck cotton blouse and black high wasted distressed jean; olive melton hooded cape, pin-tuck blouse and vintage wash skinny jean; architecutral collared heathered stone wool short coat, long sleeve tee and black high waisted jean
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