NEW YORK, Sept. 6, 2012/ FW/ — Entitled ‘Native Geometry’, the designer, Monika Chiang was inspired by a recent trip she took to South Africa for her Spring/Summer 2013 collection.

The designer exclaimed “I was inspired by all the energy and beauty I experienced while traveling through the various regions. For this collection, I wanted to explore those references, from the vibrancy of Cape Town to the incredible colors and textures I encountered. There is a beautiful geometry present in everything from the textiles and native crafts to the rugged terrain.”

"Monika Chiang Spring/Summer 2013"

Looks in the collection consist of classic athletic styles with dramatic volumes including an oversized, cotton baseball jacket with leather trim, an embellished leather pencil skirt, a parachute silk track pant, a slouchy boyfriend jacket, and a silk wrap blouse.

Collection hues consist of  basic shades of grey, black, navy, and nude, as well as colorful hues of mango, ivory, and green.

Accessories in the collection include luxe studded leather and braided chain belts, ankle strap pumps and lace-up sandals, a boxy satchel, and elegant watersnake envelope clutches.

[DARBY RADCLIFF] Photo by Darby Radcliff

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