Danielle Romeril called her collection “Paradise Lost,” taking inspiration from images of Africa by photographers Viviane Sassen and Jackie Nickerson. The result was a collection that nodded to tropical dressing, but in a studied, off-kilter way.
The designer did a moody print of black palm trees on a white zip-up jacket, fringing the trees with raffia to look like grass, while an abstracted floral pattern woven in a green and white jacquard appeared on tops and trenchcoats. The designer also demonstrated a knack for cutting and draping, as in one cool, asymmetric sun dress with layers of skirts that knotted together at the hip. It had a laid-back, feminine appeal.