Runway Report: Rosie Assoulin SS18

In a collection with as many touches of nostalgic whimsy as it had cutting edge contemporary silhouettes, Rosie Assoulin’s rainbow of color and print for SS18 tied together fashion times past with the future of fun, wearable statement pieces. She played on the idea of self, in a series of scarves, shirt dresses and pajama coordinates rendered in silk printed with polka dots of cameos- the original self portrait. Modern day slouchy chic suiting was reimagined in dark denim with cowrie shell collar and sleeve details, and sweeping bold hued maxi dresses featured balloon sleeves and drawstring-tied keyhole details, to peplum waists and voluminous ruffles and pleats made for moving.

Navy and marigold plaid prints covered bralette and sweeping ball skirt coordinates and peg leg, peplum topped suiting separates, while pop-colored piping dressed up midi dresses and white shirting with curving lines akin to modern art museum doodles. Models paired undone waves with fresh dewy faces, and accessories seemed like rare vintage finds with stories to tell, from around the globe market-sourced curved gold basket bags, 90s era plaid bucket hats, and family heirloom pointed toe, kitten heel mules. Mix and matching eclectic finds with effortless high design eccentricity, Rosie proved just the breath of fresh styling and statement making inspiration for the SS18’s modern day muse. Expect to see this collection making the street style rounds soon.

About the Author

Sarah Bertness is the Editorial Manager of social shopping platform LIKEtoKNOW.it, covering the arts, music, fashion and culture from Dallas in her spare time. She has a love for public art, all things vinyl, antiquing, wanderlust, and a good dose of color blocking and print clashing. You can follow her travels and musings on Instagram @sarahbertness.