Runway Report: Rosie Assoulin Fall 2016

In a quirky cool dreamscape complete with a centerpiece of rainbow candles turned drip wax sculpture, Rosie Assoulin showed what she described as a series of “vignettes of things I like” for FW16, speaking to the modern day fashion chameleon. Assoulin’s aesthetic was the clear vision throughout, with volume and layering taking the starring role, and tie and wrap details along with off-shoulder accents and oversized ruffles as standout supporting characters.

Assoulin reworked the classics in an utterly contemporary way, with structural sleeved and mock-collared shirting and a one-shoulder cable sweater that we’ve got our eye on. Pant legs and jacket legs were extra-wide and cuffed, ruffles tiered into sculpture-worthy skirts, and pinafore-topped jumpsuits begged to be replace your evening dress. Though the evening dresses were something to talk about all on their own, with sweeping sculptural details, cutouts, tie-backs and an all over confetti print that was made for a red carpet appearance.

Textures mix and matched to add interest – with layers of velvet, patent leather, sequins and silk juxtaposing the cotton, poplin and suiting separates.  To balance the richness of the eclectic aesthetic, beauty and styling was simple with a nod to the 90s in messy topknots and velvet chokers.

Once again, Rosie pushed the boundaries are where art and avant garde design collide with style, while remaining wearable, inspirational and relevant to the modern day fashion lover. We’re smitten.

About the Author

Sarah Bertness is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer covering the arts, music, fashion and culture. She has a love for all things avant-garde, late night rock and roll, wanderlust, and a good dose of fringe and gold sequins. You can follow her musings on Twitter and Instagram @sarahbertness.