According to designer Ola Roh of Rohmir, “when you travel to a new place you get a beautiful first feeling…and music is definitely one of the most inspirational things in the world.” The Swiss designer’s AW18 collection was entitled Shall We Dance and was based on her own experiences of travel in South America and the music of composer Astor Piazzolla.
In a beautiful blend of fashion and movement the runway show began with choreographer and dancer Kirill Burlov collaborating with English National Ballet star Jia Zhang. The ballet dancer spun down the marbled floor of Freemasons Hall in a red flocked organza gown, which swung and fanned with every move she made. The passion behind this brand is always palpable, with a consistent loyalty to theatricality and a precise signature style.
Velvet, silk, lace and ostrich feather gave fine and frivolous texture to the AW18 pieces, teamed with structured yet flowing silhouettes. Sumptuous hues of deep teal, navy blue, red and pastel peach drove a refreshing palette for the cooler season to come. Fluttery lace sleeves and embellished lace capes draping over neat shift dresses added flirty femininity to the form flattering cuts.
A deep green silk trouser suit with feather trim swayed and moved as the model walked, a mesmerising combination of fashion and form. Rohmir’s collection had classic vintage references peppered throughout the luxe pieces, maintaining this brand’s sense of opulence and mystique. Gold shone bright with magnificent metallic flocked evening dresses and a draped golden brocade jacket paired with a matching floor length skirt – it was a true luxury overload. As ever with this beautiful brand, childrenswear was included in the show allowing matching Mini Mes. Smooth low ponytails, and feathered handbags completed every look – pure ladylike perfection.