Olga Roh, Swiss fashion designer and creative director of ROHMIR put on a bedazzling fairy tale this season for her Spring Summer ‘19 collection. Read on to find out more.
The show began with a narrative brief and the audience was told: “those who love us, if they do not love us, make God turn their hearts so that they do love us. And if they still do not love us, then, well, let God turn their ankles and then we will see who is limping!”. After this moment of empowerment, the first ROHMIR piece braced the runway – the story had commenced.
Fabrics such as hand-made lace, layered chiffon and metallic organza evoked a regal fairy princess feel. The collection began with a range of elegant jumpsuits, pencil dresses and a-line skirts, all in an eye-catching mixture of dusky pink and leafy green. The attention to detail was stunning, visible in the floral patterns on the lace, and this intricate addition made each piece resemble a beautiful botanical garden.
During the show, the couture ensembles were interspersed with ballet dancers, complementing the overall narrative. The dancers appeared in bespoke ROHMIR designs, adding further character and emotion to the show. Apart from being a designer, Roh is also an artist, writer and musician which explains the focus on story-telling.
The collection encapsulated Parisian chic yet in a unique combination with bold Italian inspired pieces in rich tones. The show captivated a blend of both these cultures whilst emphasising female form and femininity.
ROHMIR is well established throughout Europe, renowned for its “elegant, glamorous and timeless affordable luxury fashion”. This SS19 collection oozed luxury and expense and it was clear each piece had been crafted to the finest detail. The audience was immediately drawn into the magical fairy-tale from the beginning, infatuated by the dancers just as much as the designs.
Statement pieces like this striking jacket suit were our favourite – what was yours? Tell us in the comments below.
Text: Sophia Georghiou
Images: Rob Case