The designer who pioneered modernity and austerity in the Eighties made a triumphant return to New York’s fashion week. Once known as something of a fashion monk, Ronaldus Shamask reminded people just what they had been missing, with wearable clothes full of technical details that, in the hands of the designer, seemed effortless. The result? A standing ovation. WWD Collections caught up with the designer over some vegetable dumplings and steamed salmon after the shows were over to discuss his past, present and future.
Ronaldus, it was great to have you back on the runway. How did it feel for you? Fabulous. It was so much fun. Normally, when you do a collection and you open the showroom, it doesn’t seem as complete as doing a fashion show. With a show, you have a deadline and everything has to come together at that moment. So it’s a completion of a process. It’s all very choreographed. It’s like the ballet. It’s design, merchandising, the ultimate look with the hair and makeup. That’s the moment.
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