Mônot Reconstructs Classics for Sensual Fall/Winter 2022 Collection

Creative Director Eli Mizrahi toyed with modern interpretations of tried and true silhouettes.

For Mônot Creative Director Eli Mizrahi, you can never have enough black in your wardrobe. From slinky, low-cut dresses to attention-demanding suiting, the quintessential hue is a forever go-to for the Lebanese-American designer. Since the brand’s inception, statuesque gowns and skin clinging separates have been its forte, and this season was no different.

Shown at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Mizrahi looked to his cross-Atlantic upbringing as sartorial inspiration. Coupled with ultra-chic ’90s references, the designer sought to merge nostalgia with a flair for forward-thinking innovation.

Opening the all-black collection were a trio of floor length dresses, made special by the brand’s signature slits and evocative cut outs. Then, Mizrahi offered a deconstructed interpretation of relaxed corsetry: sheer paneled tops, modified undergarments layered under barely-there dresses, and low-cut leather tanks with contouring style lines.

Too, Mizrahi tried his hand at sexed-up suiting—of course, styled with nothing but skin-hugging tights—which then merged into a series of asymmetrical dresses and bandeaus. As always, the brand takes classics like the iconic Little Black Dress to the next level with thigh-high slits and the mingling of sheer and utilitarian fabrics. The designer’s global references were clear: off-the-shoulder bodysuits and waist-hugging skirts are destined to be favorites amongst fashionable voyagers.

Nostalgic without being overly referential, the collection harkened back to the subdued heyday of ’90s glamour while also maintaining a sense of modernity: low-cut waists, winding bra tops, and strappy bodysuits have been go-to silhouettes of late.

Pared back, but in keeping with a bold sense of sensuality, Mizrahi re-upped his sleek vision for the Mônot woman through a master class in cut and form. And with a star-studded clientele—Kendall Jenner, Teyana Taylor, Dua Lipa—the brand’s dynamic Fall/Winter 2o22 collection is sure to be a hit.

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