Graphic stripes are a MONSE mainstay. Since launching their red-hot collection in 2016, the design duo of Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia have established shirting stripes and bold slashes of colour as house hallmarks. The New York-based line also nabbed the Swarovski Award for Emerging Talent at the CFDA Fashion Awards earlier this year. Suffice it to say we were pleasantly surprised when our #stripespotting eyes spied a Hudson’s Bayinspired blanket coat for the label’s Resort 2018. “Monse is a strong believer in stripes and primary colours,” says Kim. “These elements are part of our DNA, which is why a collaboration with Hudson’s Bay Company for this coat was an obvious choice.” With Monse’s skilled assembly, the iconic wool blanket has taken on a decidedly modern and sophisticated life. “The easy shape and boldness of the volume felt right for Resort,” says Garcia. “It’s the throwon coat for those early fall nights.” When the colourful topper arrives at HBC, we’ll be first in line. —C.M.