After visiting the ninth annual Berlin Biennale this summer, Rosetta Getty returned to New York — home to her chic new TriBeCa studio — feeling inspired by the post-Internet art movement. She was particularly drawn to subversive young artists such as Alexandra Marzella, Amalia Ulman, Cécile B. Evans and Debora Delmar Corp. and the evolving ideas of femininity and contemporary feminist issues inherent in some of their works.
To that end, Getty packed her pre-fall lineup with unexpected twists, weaving a subtle tomboy flare throughout: water-resistant nylon parkas and relaxed, colorblocked suiting. “There’s something modern and unusual about this particular collection in terms of fabrics,” Getty noted, motioning to an elegant gingham-printed stretch jacquard jacket with drop shoulders and an elegantly arched neckline. Wool and viscose blended knits mimicked the aesthetic of heavier sweaters but were lightweight to the touch; elsewhere, a floor-length, hand-knit striped cardigan coat felt luxuriously artisanal. Gingham prints were seen throughout the collection — Getty said they reminded her of pixelation, a nod to the Internet movement — and they turned up most unexpectedly in eveningwear separates, which incorporated elements of shirting. “Gingham is something very old-fashioned, but to me it feels very modern,” Getty said. “For me, it’s the perfect print.”