Runway Report: Rosie Assoulin SS16

Fresh off her CFDA win and the summer of off-the-shoulder which she forecast, Rosie Assoulin delivered another stunner of a collection for SS16 with cut-outs galore, disco details, and her love for oversized and deconstructed design throughout.  With our favorite venue so far (and the perfect backdrop to her avant garde, candy colored vision for SS16), an empty swimming pool set in front of a Keith Haring mural wall, Assoulin’s designs were chic, contemporary, and ready for movement, with sweeping volume and oversized ruffle details.

Models donned whimsical sculptural earrings and candy-dot detailed hems, with button-front skirts and overalls in the mix, showing staying power til next year, and the off-the-shoulder transforming into tops loosely draped off a single shoulder. Pastels mixed with bold reds and rainbow metallics in a palette that played on Assoulin’s ability to color outside the lines of the expected. Once again, Assoulin struck the balance between the high art of design and the fun of fashion, and the sound is sure to be heard (and worn) round the style circles.

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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.