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Rohmir Spring/Summer 2019

London Fashion Week, like its namesake city, has many layers. For every subversive Matty Bovan show there coexists the equally flamboyant Rohmir. Both brands are playing the fashion game, and their worlds will never collide, nor their audiences, for on the surface Rohmir appeals to a London fashion subculture that are glamorous, beautiful and affluent.

Rohmir Spring/Summer 2019

For her Spring/Summer 2019 show, Swiss designer Olga Roh presented ''My fairy tale” her lavish fashion fantasy that she filled with ballet dancers, macaron coloured evening gowns and even a small child crying “the queen is naked!”

Rohmir Spring/Summer 2019

And being a fashion fairy tale, it was presented in chapters that delved into themes of magic, enchantment, and empowerment all told through a cast of incredible dresses.

Rohmir Spring/Summer 2019

There was even the occasional red gown, conjured up as though a tempting apple we shouldn’t bite into for fear of being poisoned.

Rohmir Spring/Summer 2019

But Roh does want us to bite into her fashion apple. She uses her love of exquisite couture quality fabrics and sensual silhouettes to elevate woman into their ultimate princess alter egos. And as we know, it can be a difficult business, that being a modern day princess.

Rohmir Spring/Summer 2019

Roh explored the business side of fairy tales with her charming Chanel-esque power suits before succumbing again to presenting huge bowed dresses.

Rohmir Spring/Summer 2019

Roh could not quiet work out for which princess she’d rather design for; the media-savvy Instagram friendly new guard or the fairy tale princesses. Perhaps in Rohmir’s high-octane world they can both exist forever enthralled by her dresses.

 

Words: Catherine Caines| Fashion Week Press

Photography: Jessamine Cera

Perhaps the most sophisticated show of the weekend, Rohmir not only showcased the weeks youngest fashion stars, welcoming three adorable child models to the catwalk, but was stepped out to a live operatic performance.  

A-line Wedding Dresses

Setting out to capture the passion of classic Italian beauty, Rohmir’s SS18 collection entitled “Sparkling”, boasts yet another line of timeless ready-to-wear pieces which scream out nobility and class.

Ball Gown Wedding Dresses

 

The SS18 colour palette remained simple, yet sophisticated; with navy and cream, meeting midnight and sky blues. Rohmir favours v-neck or crew-cut necklines, her dresses classically tailored to create a sleek finish which compliments the female silhouette.

Adding to the aura of elegance and glamour, Rohmir’s SS collection keeps its “Sparkling” promise, with beads and sequins studding the gowns and decorating the hemlines, while side-slit skirts and open backs give the collection a touch of risqué.

A stand-out piece came in the form a beautiful white wrap-around gown, one of two pieces decorated from top to toe in delicate applique flowers.

Ruffled collars and flared sleeves were just a couple more standout features of the collection, which was not simply walked, but theatrically performed by its talented cast of models, beautifully made up with 30s inspired hair and classic smoky eyes credit to Kryolan UK and Tony and Guy.

Confidently showcased, designer Olga Roh put on a truly outstanding showcase on every level of detail, earning herself a celebratory walk of the runway in one of her own stunning designs.

Words: Scarlett Sangster | Fashion Week Press | @scarlettgracehs

Images: Sarah Mildred | Fashion Week Photographer | @Sarah_Mildred

"Never underestimate the power of a woman”.

If there was an award for the longest ever catwalk show then Rohmir would have won! Even though the length of the show was slightly off-putting what better location that the Grand Connaught Rooms to highlight the splendour of each piece. The collection, entitled ‘My Kingdom for a Woman’ contained mainly ready-to-wear pieces, each magnificent with theatrical elements and an almost costume feel to them. Specialising in luxury ready-to-wear fashion designer Olga Roh champions her label for the prevailing women of the 21st century.

The collection had a very baroque feeling throughout with luxury detailing and divine sequin embellishment. Accessories added an evening feel to the collection with striking jewel necklaces and oversized handbags. The colour palette focused around navy, pale blue and cream, which is easily added to most wardrobes. Floor length dresses were glamorous, covered with sequins on the front with a toga design on the back.

The choice of models for the show was too interesting as Olga decided to not just have stick thin models as many London Fashion Weeks designers do. This once again reminded us that this is a collection for the average women and not targeted towards the high fashion industry. Our favourite outfit was a baroque style trouser suit with floral pattern and velvet embellishment. What I love about Olga as a designer was her attention to detail and how apparent it is that each piece is as important to her as the next.

Words: Katie Handy-Beith | Fashion Week Writer @katiehandybeith

Images: Sebastian McCluskey | Fashion Week Photographer @mccluskey1