Cool and strong was the mood as we walked around the Chelsea College of Arts for the Danielle Romeril AW16 presentation. For this season Romeril took us on a history lesson with influences of Isabel de Valois and King Philip II of Spain as inspiration for the collection. This was merged with references to 80’s cult nightclub Studio Paradiso to create another powerful collection from the designer.
With the room perfectly lit and decorated with ribbons uniting the walls of the room together, it made for a faultless backdrop of the young designer to showcase her well contrasted deconstructed collection. Models stood in strong stances along the three sections of the room wearing a selection of garments that included oversized jackets with arm cut-outs, flared trousers with matching cut-outs on the knees, a red skirt with a split in the middle and oversized bell bottom trousers. Sporty elements were seen throughout the looks, these ranged from drawstrings decorating crop tops, graphic zips on jackets, football and jersey materials used.
Romeril’s signature embroidery made an appearance on collars and bright frayed patches on tops. To finish of looks minimal graphic lines decorated models’ faces, whilst Dr Martens added a layer of grunge.