DROMe Presents Stunning Collection During Paris Fashion Week
On Saturday, September 30, 2017, designer Marianna Rosati debuted her SS18 collection for DROMe with a runway show in Paris.
DROMe, an Italian brand uniquely based in leather, favors a sophisticated and minimal aesthetic with careful attention to detail and exceptional treatments. The SS18 collection took a light approach in both its construction and palette, featuring deconstruction and draping in shades of mint, lavender, and white accented with splashes of saturated lime, fuchsia and peacock. This marks DROMe’s fifth season at PFW.
DROMe SS18 is strong, energetic and contemporary in its romantic soul. Marianna Rosati, creative director of DROMe, continues her journey in search of the most intimate vision of feminine reality, rooting her designs in regained sensuality. Not afraid to discover different silhouettes, she worked with the fluidity of the materials to redefine lines and shapes.
Consistently, DROMe takes a bold approach to minimalism, and this season’s story begins with lightness and deconstruction, accented by draping, and paired with structured jackets, strong shoulders and unusual proportions. There are references to the 1990s, a more relaxed vibe where the deconstructed tailoring detail becomes an element of communication. The designs are clinical, delicate and transparent in color, with pure white at the heart of everything. Powder tones of mint and lilac are accented with stronger shades of fuchsia, lime yellow and peacock blue.
The jackets are like origami in their unexpected silhouettes. Short or oversized, with a masculine or ultra-feminine cut, these one-of-a-kind pieces feature an irreverent aspect, where the sartorial “defect” is the distinctive element. Matter and form unite with fluid dresses and skirts in organza, crepe de chine and leather combined. Sleeves are elaborate and redesigned, featuring elasticated and voluminous elements.
Nappa is the key material for its smooth and light texture, used for panels, ruffles, wide flounces and armoured bras worn as tops. Layers of transparent organza are positioned above and underneath the leather like an ultra-lightweight filter. Victorian elements appear on dresses, jackets and accessories. The only embellishment is a mirrored ramage pattern, which underlines the two different souls of the collection, minimalist and seductive, two interpretations for the same woman.
DROME’s SS18 knitwear is a nod to Grandmother’s closet, a mix of crochet that breaks apart the aesthetic of vintage knitwear and transforms it into draped, enveloping tops, skirts and dresses, revealing unexpected details.
The shoes are quintessentially DROMe, with shaped and sinuous heels, tapered lines and cut-out details characteristic of the ready-to-wear. This season, DROMe bags also make their first appearance on the catwalk: made of white calfskin nappa, geometric and voluminous, with the edges outlined by spherical studs.