Rohmir SS19 London Fashion Week

“Ladies and gentlemen, do you believe in fairytales?” Asked one of Rohmir’s models at the opening of the show. For the SS19 showcase, as in all of Rohmir’s work, the fanciful wonder of fairytales was key to the storytelling of the collection. Rohmir’s catwalks are as much known for theatrics as fashion, and this season was no exception. Kirill Burlov resumed the role of choreographer after his success at the AW18 show. Maria Sascha Khan made her debut as head ballerina, the perfect model to showcase the sophisticated femininity of the collection.

The opening designs featured a sumptuous metallic floral fabric of pink and green, which was reminiscent of mythical woodland nymphs.  The look was imagined as a dress, jumpsuit, sleeveless top and tailored trouser coordinate. Next up were looks channeling a 1960s candyfloss vibe. Ballerina mesh and a pink ribbon ballerina belt that any Grace Kelly wannabe would be enamoured by were followed by a pink tweed shift and lace cover up, similar to a classic nightdress set.

Designs became increasingly dramatic as the show progressed. A shimmering pink gown with an angular bodice was especially breathtaking, as were the low backed gowns crafted from floral lace. Everything about the showcase embodied the designer’s love of the whimsical, from the music of serene harps and panpipes, to the decadent fabrics and voluptuous cuts. Simple hair and makeup completed the looks, with models wearing princess-style spiral curls and brown smoky eyes.

Rohmir may design with princesses in mind, but her scope reaches beyond those of the storybook variety. In fact, there were styles presented for every princess (real or aspiring), running the gamut from classic, full ball gowns to luxe jumpsuits and dramatic sequin dresses. There was even a little princess walking the catwalk, whose voluptuous dress reflected back the palette of green and pink that ran throughout the collection. Regardless of the style, crowns were - of course - compulsory.

By Alice Cruikshank. Images shot for us by Hannah Gordon-Smith.