Roberta Einer spring/summer 2017 collection presentation for LFWLondon Fashion Week SS17
In the heart of Chinatown, Roberta Einer showcased her spring/summer 2017 presentation. This uber-glamorous and highly embellished collection was inspired by Miami Beach and featured floral, hummingbird and fingernail prints inspired by pop-art influenced illustrators Yoko Honda and Jiro Bevis. A collaboration with Swarovski saw three of the key pieces teeming with an abundance of crystals, pearls and glitterarranged over crochet and lace.Leather was worked on and laser cut into; frayed denim and oversized bombers and flying jackets werekey features of the new season – with black denim and bottle green leather draped and layered over miniscule dresses with scalloped, elasticated straps. Einer worked in some Miami glamour to include pop-art embroidery, hearts, flowers and plentiful glitter, citing the strength of larger-than-life characters Bianca Jagger and Janice Dickinson.
The Tallinn-born, London-based designer graduated from the University of Westminster in 2015, and quickly garnered attention of Premiere Classe’s Who’s Next, enabling her to show her first collection in Paris. Experience with Olivier Rousteing at Balmain allowed her to work on new signature prints and embroidery, and this clearly showed in the strength of the craftsmanship of these pieces and their hand-decorated embellishments.
The centre of the room was filled with a small garden of flowers surrounded by a trellis, a nod to the botanical gardens Einer visited whilst on her recent trip to Miami. Einer added to skirts and sleeves with peplum silhouettes, beautiful turquoise velvet flares and a flowing dressing gown in baby blue, candy pink and black sat against crocheted swimming costumes. Soft-coloured stripes contrasted with a covetable clear PVC raincoat, and the overall fluorescent look made this collection electric.
Expert couture techniques, intricate embroidery and all with an air of ultra-glam; this collection definitively secures Roberta Einer’s position as one of the new generation of exciting young designers on the London scene.
Photos: Filippo L’Astorina
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