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