Look, I know that if I get any weirder with my endorsements, I’ll be caping for some hand-bound zine with a circulation of 14 that’s called XanderZine and published by a kid named Xander, but hang in there with me because Monitaly finally dropped their SS19 lookbook, and it goes so, so hard.
For starters, designer Yuki Matsuda has gotten a little loose with the color palette this season, at least for him. Dude even started using multiple colors on the same piece. True story. But don’t mistake that as a detraction—color looks good on his hallmark silhouettes, especially on that pieced mockneck pullover, and the orange camo looks good on everything.
Elsewhere, the head-to-toe pattern thing—either the striped pant set or the plaid short set, honestly, I don’t discriminate—is what I imagine the red hundred emoji would look like if it were a matching top-and-bottom set, the bowling shirt is what Charlie Sheen’s shirts think they look like and the yellow jacket-red pullover combo is going to hurt some feelings in the best ways.
I’m not even angry at that high-neck short-sleeved heat check, if we’re diving deep. But also, if we’re diving deep, there is a model riding a broom and there’s absolutely no explanation for this. It’s not like the broom is a constant, it’s there like five times in 64 shots and twice the model is riding it and zero times does it look like it should be there.
Anyways, Monitaly is always dope and it’s always made in the USA, but Spring/Summer is the season it really shines. And this season doesn’t disappoint.
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