Romina Karamanea’s A/ W 09 collection offered us an under-stated selection of dresses in stone, matt-black and red-wine as well as hotpant catsuits, with a young and more edgy vibe. The models were detached and robotic with silver glitter make-up, leaving an overall edgy and urban feel as they stomped through the show. The collection stood out with short hemlines that were both soft and seductive, allowing for a subtle yet powerful feminine form to be revealed.
Karamanea used only three colours – stone, black and red, which was a simple combination, leaving you to examine the form of the garments. Suede was consistent throughout all the outfits, appearing soft to the touch but also structured. The looks were finished off with coordinating killer patent heels.
Her futuristic designs filled with clean cuts drew attention to the neck and shoulders with use of piping creating structured original shapes that were intriguing to the eye. The intricate shoulder details stood proudly, reminiscent of 1950’s sci-fi combined with power shoulders for the modern day.
Corseted waists also emphasised the feminine shape to offer a seductive silhouette. The collection incorporated the human anatomy, with emphasis on the femininity of the wearer. It was a well-received and coherent collection that was unusual, accomplished and brilliantly ready to wear.
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