Trailing, falling ruffles that conjure flamenco, have been juxtaposed with surfer culture. And forms like ribbon candy, and cone shapes bring life and brilliance to Rosie Assoulin’s statement pieces.
Fall 2017 unfurled into volume, movement–the tail end of the ribbon loosely twisting in the wind. Upholstery, drapery fabric gave weighty balance to feminine gowns. A range of suiting from a gamut of materials like heavy bouclé to glen plaid, and cuts from classic, to oversized to corseted pants, are powerful without taking things too seriously. The only thing missing in a killer jumpsuit is a pack of Marlboro’s stuffed into the rolled short sleeves, layered conveniently for us over long. And lustrous, sparkly damask prints were pieced together in blocks, that we just feel will swish when coaxed.
This collection undoes us, and gives us a piece for each one.
More from Rosie Assoulin in tomorrow’s Plumage 59.
Photos: Dawn Bell Solich