NEW YORK , March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — From a catamaran in Costa Brava to a corner booth in Soho, Montserrat New York’s latest continues the brand’s signature blend of Manhattan attitude with Mediterranean romance. Introducing Venus, the Spring/Summer 2022 Collection from the lifestyle brand on the lips (& hips, ears, necks and wrists) of those in-the-know in NYC and beyond.
For this birth of Venus, Montserrat NY Co-Founder and Creative Director, Carolina Cordón-Bouzán, imagined the modern day goddess of love today: where she would go, what she would do and, most importantly, what she would wear. The result is the continued evolution and elevation of Montserrat NY with a collection of over 50 new fashion and jewelry styles as well as playful new additions to their L’Objets lifestyle line.
By amplifying the palette of the beloved Boticelli – light blue becomes a bright Aqua; seafoam becomes a rich Emerald Green; pastel pink becomes electric Fuchsia – pieces feature Montserrat NY’s signature silky designs in intriguing new ways. Highlights include the ultra-flattering, ruched and versatile Soho Mini ($210), which can be worn as a halter, in a side tie or as a traditional strap dress. As fabulous with heels as sneakers, each Soho Mini comes in a matching mini handbag, a category first for Montserrat NY. Another first is the St. Tropez Skirt ($155), a ruched, sarong-esque mini available in Fuchsia and White.
No Montserrat NY collection would be complete without their best-selling, signature Jet Set – playfully sexy, timelessly chic silky top and pant sets that are as perfect for a red eye as they are for a midnight martini. For S/S 2022, the Jet Set will be available in two new colorways – Aqua and Emerald Green – while a new Short Jet Set ($275) will be added by popular demand and available in Navy, Fuschia, and Champagne. Rounding out the lineup is a new fabric offering, a light, breezy, day-by-the-sea Short Jet Set in Linen ($275).
The Venus fashion collection includes Carolina’s most personal design to date: The Lala Top ($205). In 1980s Brazil, her grandmother, Lala, created a high-neck, low-tie-back top for Carolina’s late mother to wear clubbing as a young teen. The original top has remained a coveted staple in Carolina’s closet and is now reimagined for a new generation in this season’s must-have hues and White for a bridal party must.
Drawing further inspiration from the sea and its hypnotic movement, the Venus Collection includes bubble-inspired patterns, nautical rope, atypical pearls and droplet and wave designs. Hero styles include: The Formentera ($125), a 14k gold plated brass choker, with starfish, shell and freshwater pearl charms; The Mar Espuma Earrings ($745), featuring multiple size diamonds cascading in a bubble pattern; and La Perla Threader Earring ($85), 14k gold plated brass chain earrings that lead to a delicate freshwater pearl.
S/S 2022 also marks the brand’s biggest use of lab-grown diamonds to date, adding sparkle that catches any light be it natural, candle or strobe. Styles include: The Cortina Choker ($150), an 18k gold plated sterling silver necklace with a single lab-grown diamond; The Gstaad Choker ($320), an 18k gold plated sterling silver choked with 3, lab-grown diamonds in a delicate row; The Sirena Earrings ($225), 18k gold plated sterling silver hollow stud earrings with a rope frame and a lab-grown diamond; The Palma Choker ($645), a two-tiered, 18k gold plated sterling silver necklace with 12 lab grown diamonds; and The Drop Earrings ($200), 18k gold plated sterling silver earrings with 4 rectangle cut lab grown diamonds embedded in pear shape studs and matching Drop Cuff Bracelet ($185).
Born of the sea like Venus herself, pearls are found across the line including: The Valencia Earrings ($105), 14k gold plated brass earrings with a dangling chain of keshi pearls; The Eivissa Necklace ($375), an 18k gold plated sterling silver chain with freshwater pearls on one half and lab grown diamonds on the other; and The Algas Hoops ($200), 18 gold plated sterling silver earrings with a clutter of keshi pearls in a semi-circle hoop connected to a marquis pendant with a pear shaped, lab grown diamond in the middle.
No Montserrat season is complete without the brand’s signature L’Objets, lifestyle items that are as practical as they are whimsical. This season begins with a new drop of their best-selling Tote Bags ($45), branded with a list of Montserrat babe obsessions. Three sold-out, signature styles will be re-issued – Late Nights & Bodegas & Drunk Texts; Make Outs & Taxis & Fall Nights; Coffee & Bagels & Newspapers – joined by three new Summer Slang Totes – Short Skirts & SPF & St. Tropez; Top Down & Mini Dress & Music On; Sunglasses & Bikinis & Bellinis. The vibe continues in the sand with a Beach Towel, a bright red design with "CIAO" emblazoned in white. Completing the lineup is Montserrat NY’s debut Sunglasses ($195), sustainable sunnies powered by King Children and made without ozone-harming Acetate.
"From the vibrant, head-turning Lala top inspired by my late mother and forever-muse, to the rope design similar to that my jeweler grandfather would incorporate into his pieces, Venus is the most personal collection of Montserrat NY I’ve designed to date," said Cordón-Bouzán. "I can’t wait for the Montserrat lover to make hazy, sultry hot weather memories of their own in this collection."
SOURCE Montserrat New York