Rohmir catwalk show report S/S 2016 for LFW
Freemasons’ Hall was the perfect location to be transported back several eras with Rohmir’s newest collection. The collection quite literally floated through the catwalk, showcasing a sense of eternal style.
Delicate yet elaborate prints enamored the clothes, all with an oriental undertone – circa Orient Express. The collection started with a detailed print in shades of blue, in the form of structured dresses, batwing capes and short jackets. This then moved on to a sharp contrast of vibrant greens and pale corals, with scoop necklines, all hosting the similar structure of skimming the body; entirely feminine. These pieces again all carried the oriental theme, giving a background to the collection.
Rohmir then developed into a smokier and sexier path, with black lace midi skirts and sheer tops – skin visible underneath. However it still carried the delicate femininity with long black veils floating behind some pieces. Embellishment followed, resounding the Gatsby era, with leaf patterns, all sequined or glittered, however each carried the same elegance with it. The cut of the clothes was contrasted between strict high collared jackets and straight lined skirts, with smooth lines of nude dresses and tops.
The music further set the atmosphere, with a pounding beat to resonate the strength of the wearer. This woman is unapologetically strong, knowing her femininity and using it to her advantage, cherishing past styles while being daring with prints and cuts, moving into the future.
The models represented this vision, with tousled hair falling down their back seductively, but small and pure white flowers pinning it back. The make-up again supported this contrast: bold pink eyeshadow and thick black eyeliner, were worn with a glossy pink heart-shaped lip.
Rohmir has managed to incorporate a number of themes in this collection, from 1920s to the modern woman. With added sex appeal and a vulnerable femininity, she has managed to pull the collection off seamlessly.
Photos: Krish Nagari