If the prospect of summer fills you with dread because it means you’ll have to break out the coloured t-shirts and bright boat shoes, then you’re in luck, because cult fashion shopping destination PublishBrands has launched its second collection in the MONO series.
Featuring exclusively black and white clothing, the collection is modern and minimal. The contrast between shadows and light serves as the inspiration for the collection of comfortable street-wear inspired separates, while high-fashion clean edges and refined cuts give the collection its luxury edge.
Engineered anorak jackets, mesh zip joggers and draped knitwear are some of the most recognisable pieces, although there are many more options to choose from. The Olwin slouch jogger is a standout piece, made from polyester, cotton and mesh to give it a comfortable yet practical appeal, while the black zip detailing keeps it within the sophisticated brand image.
The Ricourt shirt is another highlight of the collection. With raglan sleeves, it is inspired by American baseball shirts, but is updated with mesh sleeves and a soft poplin body. This modern take on a classic is perfect for those who want something casual and directional but prefer sleeker, minimal designs.
Alternatively, there is the Konrad jacket, which like the Ricourt, is a modern, directional version of a classic. Referencing the Japanese dojo style, the Konrad is fabricated from mercerised twill and features an oversized hood and oversized lapels, and works really well as a statement top layer over some of the more simple pieces.
Summer dressing doesn’t have to mean stripes, prints and pastels, and the MONO collection proves that there is another way to dress for the warmer weather without having to look like a character from Sesame Street. Streetwear meets high fashion, these minimalist pieces will stay classic and can fit easily with everyone’s personal style. The MONO collection is available from www.publishbrand.com.