Live piano music and melting multicolor candles created a cozy ambience for the presentation of Rosie Assoulin’s fall collection, which was quintessentially sophisticated. While there was not a specific inspiration behind the lineup — as the designer frankly admitted — the result could not have looked more cohesive. Everything from the daywear options, including an overall skirt in a micro-checkered pattern paired with a crisp white shirt, to the grand evening looks, reflected Assoulin’s very specific, recognizable aesthetic.
Luxurious Italian fabrics were her starting point. Assoulin used a textured gauze for an asymmetric ruffled skirt paired with a halter-neck top with a delicate pleat at the shoulder, and fluid silk jacquard for a pajamalike suit trimmed with eco-fur for an upscale lounge effect. A patent leather-like look was created with coated Neoprene cut into a trench worn over an allover mosaic sequin top and pleated pants in a men’s wear-inspired fabric.
The designer also introduced adjustable features on certain looks, offering women the chance to customize their outfits — by modifying the size of the sensual cutouts on a long-sleeve column dress, for example. She also seamlessly worked a bit of glamour and bling into the collection as lucky charmlike Swarovski micro details embroidered on a fluid dress topped by a faux-shearling coat, as well as on a shirt layered under a clean-lined overall.