Designer Marianna Rosati titled her Fall 2019 collection for DROMe “Diverging Symmetries.” Looking at the duality of presenting a strong, confident, yet also fragile and imperfect women, Rosati brought together looks that were at once feminine, sporty, and a little bit retro.
Drawing inspiration from the sculptures of Constantin Brancusi, the portraits of Cynthia MacAdams’ series Emergence, and American photographer Norma Quintana’s work Circus: A Traveling Life, the collection featured clean silhouettes with bold, original prints. The color palette — filled with ivory, caramels, moss green, and pops of blue and pink — was inspired by the painted figures of Malcom T. Liepke.
The collection felt vaguely retro, not tied to any specific time. Trench coats and belted waists were a nod to the ’80s, while delicate shoes and square-toed go-go boots seemed to come straight from the ’60s. Even without the traditional trappings of femininity — like frills, florals, and extensive embellishments — Rosati’s work came across as youthful and girly. Of course we don’t doubt that the DROMe lady is anything short of strong and capable.
See the rest of the collection below.