Roberta Einer AW17 was presented at The Saw Swee Hock Centre on the first day of London Fashion Week. After a short queue, we were all greeted with bottled drinks and small slices of cake.
Walking down the curved stairs to the presentation space, the models were all posed standing or sitting on beach-like loungers, hinting at Einer’s inspiration for the collection: the Mediterranean during winter.
The collection is sophisticated and inspiring. It features luxurious prints, high and low waisted garments, loose and tight sleeves and angular cuts; though the detailed hand painted and embroided designs were the pieces I spent admiring the most. They are crafted ever so delicately, with embroidery using Swarovski’s crystals on silk, proving her incredible talent in textiles and design.
Though Swarovski crystals have been used in Einer’s previous collections, a new element to the AW17 collection is the use of 3-D fabric manipulation techniques, in collaboration with Aeyde.
The illustrated prints on garments of nature and insects were highly detailed and eye-catching, making each jacket, dress and shirt stand out. The burst of colour on black designs enables a statement look, which is easy to match with any other piece in the collection, yet the focus and attention isn’t taken away from the hand-crafted details.
Layers, short and long lengths and masculine shirting feature across the whole presentation; Einer’s AW17 collection features a range of challenging techniques, many materials and overall displays a phenomenal, delicately crafted collection.
Words by: Isabelle Jones
Images by: Andrew Gough