The Gallery 2 at Skylight at Clarkson Square was transformed into an old-fashioned tea-room for Rosie Assoulin’s Fall 2017 presentation. There were Persian rugs and coffee tables set with tiered trays of Syrian pastries and tea.
As for the collection, she offered oversized, ruffled shirting, sweeping midi skirts, and plenty of cocktail-ready dresses in outsized proportions.
The brand also released its first shoe collection featuring pumps, boots, and sling backs with ornate wooden heels. Assouline told Footwear News that she specifically looked to upholstery and interior design for inspiration. “We had a stuffy, old sitting room concept,” she said. “A grand salon with upholstered and tufted furniture, with clawed feet and wooden spindle legs. We worked with craftsmen to develop hand-turned wood heels and tufting details. We wanted to create shoes that felt like a natural extension of our collection. You’ll see that many of the fabrics and prints on the shoes are ones we used in the [clothing].”
The footwear styles are made in Italy, and were entirely produced using no animal products (materials include faux leathers and woods). A signature detail includes heels carved from stained birch wood — a bold shape that falls in line with the architectural proportions often found in her whimsical ready-to-wear pieces.
See the full Fall 2017 lineup below.