Rohmir autumn/winter 2016 collection catwalk show for LFW
As a wave of futuristic and abstract fashion passes over the season, Rohmir does not cave.
Her collection, Vienne Impériale, artfully combines traditional ideas of dress with modernity and wearability, to stellar results. Italian influences are a key concept running throughout this collection; the girls cast look as though they might have stepped out of a Dolce and Gabbana commercial. The hair was intricately twisted and pinned into a traditional style, embellished with pearls, and each face was made up with fresh skin, bold brows and dramatic eyes. The epitome of Italian glamour.
The show, set in Freemasons’ Hall, was a slow, sultry affair. Models slowly glided down the catwalk, rather than walk, to the soothing rhythm of the orchestral music and live opera singer. The palette contained a host of jewel tones; emerald, ruby, sapphire, and intense black served as a rather luxurious glue holding them all together.
The clothes were mostly dresses, with modest hemlines though figure skimming. There was a v-neck or two; however Rohmir’s sophisticated aesthetic does not allow for excess skin. A moss green velvet dress, with a visibly deep pile, had a sparkly hologram front panel; another skirt was made of the same shimmery fabric, but paired with a delicate lace shirt.
Midway, a couple of black brocade trouser suits with scarlet silk blouses made an appearance, and a pair of ruby velvet court shoes, embellished with fluff and jewels, made the audience go gooey eyed. Heavy-looking necklaces adorned in chunky gems were draped over each delicate neck, while matching earrings swung gracefully either side. There was a very regal atmosphere, from the colours to the concept to the pride each girl wore along with the beautiful garments.
Photos: Erol Birsen