Danielle Romeril collection presentation A/W 2015 for LFW
Irish-born Romeril’s autumn/winter 2015 collection took inspiration from a dystopian future, set against the backdrop of a crumbling house. The models were dressed like folk-inspired warriors as they strutted out from behind the makeshift set located in the River Terrace in Somerset House.
The collection featured plenty of unique fabric combinations and surface details, staying true to Romeril’s classic style. Inspiration from the Native Americans was evident through the colour scheme, shape and style of the pieces. Layered white and camel feathering was present on black tops and dresses; a clear nod to the well-known feathered headdresses worn by these natives tribes.
Romeril showcased a beautiful mix of textures, fringing and embellishments whilst her pieces still oozed structure and movement at the same time. Layering was another prominent feature on the runway as Romeril combined leather-quilted capes with dresses with feather appliqué details. She also put her own spin on tartan, reproducing the Scottish print in hues of green, red, grey and black.
Subtle hints of lace were present giving the futuristic warriors a feminine feel. The colour palette remained fairly neutral, with black, nudes and creams broken up with splashes of Romeril’s tartan.
Oversized quilted clutch bags were the accessories that stole the show, whilst chic clogs were in keeping with her collection cleverly named Survive. All in all, Romeril’s collection is a sculptural master class that plays with traditional winter fabrics to make the collection bold and unique.
Photos: Agnes Kotwinska