When you see designer Mona Velciov’s MONOTIP tees from her ‘KOH-I-NOOR BROOCHES’ collection, you must admit feeling a small smirk making it’s way to the corner of your mouth. Usually, tees are considered a common denominator when it comes to fashion, ascribing to every class level. Of course, through the years, plenty of designers have elevated this sportswear staple by either throwing in some stretch, for form fitting silhouettes or using various embellishments to make them extra special including rhinestones, ribbons, lace or a variety of skins. But what I love about MONOTIP’s tees are the juxtaposition of high + low mixed so well + so beautifully.
Here you have a plain white tee + normally, the area where that cumbersome + useless small pocket always is, gets replaced by pieces of tulle, often associated with haute couture gowns, attached by a worthless paper clip + a beautiful reinterpretation of a brooch made up of 2 huge metallic 2D multifaceted gemstones. Now, for those who don’t know, they’re called KOH-I-NOOR brooches because like the infamous real Koh-i-noor (Persian ‘Mountain of Light’), a diamond that was originally 793 carats when uncut, they’re very large in size too.
Yet, the question remains – Are those really pieces of tulle attached to the tee or are they simply screen printed pieces of tulle on the tee? Quite beautiful, wouldn’t you say?
(via NOT JUST A LABEL)