Rosie Assoulin Fall 2018 - Runway Review
February 13, 2018
Rosie Assoulin, she of the voluminous, rainbow-striped statement pieces that only she can realize, infuses a meticulous level of detail into every garment she designs. From dried flowers to vintage cameos, past seasons have seen it all. For Fall 2018, there were new introductions (outerwear) and a beautifully expanded daywear offering. Marbling techniques abound in the line, developed thanks to a collection of custom marbled velvets, silks and cottons. The fabrics were patchworked together on scarf dresses and suits, but on the marbled puffers they were rendered fully reversible.
The idea of duality of wear applied to the dresses, too. The opener was a long-sleeved silhouette with a high neckline, designed to be worn backwards; twist it around, and a slit revealed just a tad more skin. For more daywear, there were super-flared jeans, new cropped trousers and even a hoodie and sweatpants in the aforementioned marble print. As for gowns, there were familiar and sculptural, including one brilliant two-piece with stripes of rainbow Swarovski crystals.