DROMe: the Spring/Summer 2017 collection
I’ve always thought that DROMe collections have a little bit of poetry in them. But this time the designer Marianna Rosati chose a dark romantic poetry, full of symbols. With a touch of David Lynch obsessions. For short, a contemporary silhouette, with a lot of deconstructed lines, walked through a classic French baroque style apartment (at Hôtel Le Marois). Therefore, cuts, bows and pleats become symbolic of stylistic communication in DROMe Spring/Summer 2017 collection.
The leather remained the main focus of the collection (Mariana Rosati told once, in a interview, that she would never give up of leather pieces). But this time it was about a light-feather leather, fluid as a silk, forming fine bows, asymmetries, crimping them in a patchwork of different rouches, creating unexpected movements.
Blouses with asymmetrical collars alternate with mini-dresses that feature openings on the shoulders and arms enclosed in rouched-sleeves. Tailored jackets with pointed shoulders, almost like an origami, like the panel skirts tied with bows. The theme of the bow is recurrent as a decoration on tops: it marks necklines and closes jackets like a big bow. There is only one print for the season: small coloured and shiny gold brushstrokes are materialised on floaty dresses and tops with bare shoulders, breaking up an apparent sartorial severity. The colour palette is romantic, starting from natural shades and white. The accessories are also minimalist: acetate glasses with leather inserts and a pair of shoes with the exclusive sculpture-heel.
Photography: (c) courtesy of DROMe www.drome.it