Introducing DROMe pre-fall 2016
I’m not really feeling the Hot Topic, 90s rehash that NYFW is showing so far. Didn’t Hedi Slimane do this better? Much more appealing to me is the leather-focused collection from – new name alert! – DROMe, whose pre-fall 2016 images recently landed in my inbox.
DROMe’s designer Marianna Rosati approaches things from her personal vantage point as a costume designer and performer for the Anglo-Italian Elan Frantoio company. In particular, I love the coats and jackets with their exaggerated Balenciaga-ish rounded sleeves, accompanied by the lushest of leather blouses and flamboyant dandy shoes. And then those all-in-ones, begging to be worn as stagewear by anyone with vaguely Bowie-ish tendencies.
It’s wearable but interesting with beautiful colour treatments and a good-girl-bad-girl attitude, or as the press release puts it, “never too namby-pamby, touched by a slightly dark romanticism”.
WORDS: Navaz Batliwalla/Disneyrollergirl