In 2016, Rosetta Getty became so fond of the sculpture works of contemporary artist Anna-Sophie Berger she had one of her delicate fabric works, “She Vanished,” installed in the entrance of her New York town house. Fast-forward to now, where the artist’s oeuvre stood as the prominent inspiration for Getty’s pre-fall 2020 collection.
While Berger’s tactile works minimally made its way into the ready-to-wear, her bold colorblocking seen in “Don’t Smoke” invigorated Getty’s palette and great moments of graphic layering (to note: the artist also photographed the collection in lieu of Getty’s traditional showroom installation during market). For instance, a graphic black-and-white gingham top and pant cleverly separated by a contrasting skirt layer of chili and aqua gingham. The brighter tones were used layered against each other (an appealing double-breasted suit set) or as tonal looks (Seventies-inspired poplin button-ups over matching poplin or bias-cut silk skirts). A slight nod to the Seventies ran throughout in an excellent buttery leather flared pant, romantic, floaty dresses and an easy leopard trenchcoat.
Aside from ample leather offerings — which ranged from suiting to a strapless LBD — fabrics, and the general demeanor, were lighter than in the past, due to taking another look at seasonal sensibility. Chunky cotton sweaters and ample day-to-night Ts replaced cashmere, wool and her signature seasonal handknit, while pants came sans zips or ties, with stretchy waistbands for summer holiday. To complete the looks, a large tote bag (divine with color-blocked leather panels) offered an effortless option within accessories. Overall, the collection’s ease was its strength and appeal.