By: Katie Class
My only experience with fashion shows have been from the street, people watching, but for the the DROMe F/W 2015-16 fashion show, I had an invitation. I confidently walked down a trendy side street in Le Marais in the direction of the venue, I was confused, I didn’t see any photographers.
With five minutes until showtime they called me in, I had expected the space to be packed considering they didn’t let me in right away, however, it was the opposite – a total of two rows of seats, one on each side of the runway.
I later found out that there wasn’t a huge crowd at the show because the young, Italian brand, DROMe, offered 5 “mini shows” throughout the day.
Silhouettes had a 70s feel from the fringe ponchos to the bell bottoms and the hues consisted of muted shades of grey, ivory, burgundy, and steel blue.
After the show I caught up with Marianna Rosati, the designer and founder of the leather-based label who found inspiration for the collection from the Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf. “He creates these images with a very tense atmosphere, so the colors are warm and smoky but at the same time precise and sensual but a little bit masculine as well” Rosati said. She went on to explain “the imagery translated into colors, shapes, and textures.” Whether the leather was ruched, printed, embossed, coated, or perforated, DROMe truly showcased the countless ways to adorn the luxury material!