Rohmir spring/summer 2019 collection catwalk show for LFW
Rohmir’s expansive SS19 collection painted a fairytale full of evening gowns, excessive drama and elaborate performance.
Opening with an instalment of powder pink, bouclé skirts, dresses and jackets were reminiscent of First Lady Jackie Kennedy. They were met with a floral garden of appliquéd hydrangea and other botanics on sheer fabric, emphasising a sensual femininity.
Rohmir pulled all the stops for this show, as this was followed by an extensive ballet and modern dance sequence. Although the purpose may have been to add a sense of drama and storytelling, it also perhaps demonstrated how the particular pieces fared with graceful movement.
Lavish fabrics such as satin – which was used in tailored jackets paired with flowing wide-leg trousers; organza and dramatic gilded brocade coats worn on top of coordinating dresses – made for a frivolously feminine theme.
Exquisite blooms, ruffles and embroidered metallic cuff trimmings studded with minuscule pearls exuded the extravagance that Rohmir is renowned for.
A colour palette of green, gold and midnight blue followed. Oversized bows tied across glamorous gowns, sequins and sweeping hemlines recalled pageantry. This was shortly before another burst of dramatic dance performances down the catwalk, which emphasised Rohmir’s obsession with drama. In one performance, a clear PVC trenchcoat initially signalled a diversion from the theme, yet even that had a touch of detail via metallic trimmings. Meanwhile, buttercup yellow Maribou feathers flounced across the top of a strapless dress with distorted woodland print.
This evolved to a series of even more fanciful gowns fit for a royal queen. To top off these ensembles, models wore rhinestone tiaras, rounding off the story of regality.
Photos: Erol Birsen