Sunday, November 20, 2016

Roberta Einer Fall 2016

London-based designer Roberta Einer's Fall 2016 combines uber-glamorous and heavily embellished dresses with oversized silhouettes, delivering a distinctly feminine and playful collection. While some of her more impressive pieces have featured in editorials shot for the likes of American Vogue, Dazed, i-D and Hunger magazine, the stand out piece from Fall 2016 include the luxuriously oversized faux fur coats, exquisitely tailored off the shoulder tops and equally colourful block heeled shoes. The slightly-mad and more whimsical pieces are balanced by the silken pant suits, making it feel more adding a grown up touch to the whole affair. What really excites me about this collection is the styling for this lookbook, with each outfit an explosion of colour, as well as texture. The set design also strongly emphasises texture in a pastel colour palette, with an apparently random arrangement of recycled materials acting as the backdrop for the collection. 

Even though I live in Australia, this entire collection has got me excited for Fall and the upcoming holiday season. I realise that not everyone feels as strongly as I do when it comes to sparkly lurex maxi skirts but for the minimalists out there (are there any of you out there?) the off-the-shouder tops might tickle your fancy. Whatever you're into, you've gotta admit the makeup looks with each outfit brought a certain kind of energy to the whole collection. These outfits being paired with equally powerful beauty looks serves as a constant reminder for me to do some research and invest in a decent eye shadow palette. If spearmint green eyelids worn with sequined thigh high boots aren't going to get you into the spirit of the season and bring Christmas cheer, then I don't know what will. For those who aren't into celebrating Christmas, you should at least treat yourself to a cocktail night, put your feet up and your dancing shoes on. 

Since launching her eponymous label in September 2015, she's continued to wow the fashion establishment with her eclectic designs showcasing her dedication towards maximalist embroideries and tonal embroideries. I remember vividly the first time I caught glimpse of Roberta Einer's designs, with her Spring 2016 collection a hurricane of fuchsia pink and aqua and swatches showcasing ribbon interwoven with tweed. It was unlike I had ever seen or experienced before, and there's been nothing like it since. Originally from Tallinn in Estonia, Einer studied at some of London’s most prestigious fashion institutes, starting her Foundation in Art & Design at Central Saint Martins before graduating with a BA (Hons) from University of Westminster in 2015 with a BA. She then went on to do placement at Balmain, where her previously minimalist aesthetic grew into a vibrant celebration of colour brought to life through adopting traditional couture techniques. I can't wait to see what she does, turning her hand to even more colour palettes and continuing to reinvent herself and her practice.

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