[W]hen a generation is in search of a cultural identity, symbols are everything, where fashion reflects feminine contradictions and describe the different dimensions of today’s women.
Identity may have been at the heart of Marianna Rosati’s SS17 collection for DROMe but it seems that the designer’s own is becoming stronger with each collection. This season the leather brand became fascinated with dark romanticism, that similar to the films of David Lynch, and an introspective woman that dresses with an edge. There’s a sense of foreboding, an otherness.
In the collection this manifested in cuts, bows and pleats – leather capes tied at the front, jumpsuits filled with holes that gave away just enough, slit sleeves with ruched openings at the shoulders. The only print was a frantic brushstroke pattern in primary colours or metallic gold, while closing looks of a shimmering green metallic dress and trench marked Rosati out as a designer with a bright future.