Danielle Romeril went time-traveling for fall — from 16th-century Spain with a portrait of Philip II consort Isabel de Valois through to Eighties and Dutch nightspot Studio Paradiso.
She cleverly fused the two in her contemporary treatment of period silhouettes and traditional fabrics. Consider a red, cropped shirt in Irish linen with voluminous overblown sleeves unzipped at the elbow, or a long skirt in the same fabric featured cutouts at the waist. Similarly, wide pants in a woven cotton were spliced at the knee.
This season Romeril’s signature embroidery took the form of the sporty hand-braided chevrons decorating a khaki parka in technical waterproof nylon that resembled silk.