Earlier today, Vogue.com posted a sneak peak of Romina Karamanea’s SS ‘11 collection, whetting our appetites for tonight’s show... And with an impressive display of feminine, floor-length gowns and men’s luxury silk shorts, Romina certainly did not disappoint.
A soft, almost haunting piano adaptation of the Pixies ‘Where is my mind’ played as the models gracefully descended down the runway dressed head to toe in Romina’s elegantly comfortable and incredibly wearable creations.
Three strong shades of blue, white and red were explored in a series of prints, reflecting pebble-washed effects and linear patterns inspired by natural phenomena and geology, whilst layers of sheer netted fabrics were incorporated into sleeveless suit jackets and tailored shift dresses, creating a multi tonal appearance and engaging aesthetic. ‘Wet-look’ was another key feature at Romina Karamanea this season: Cut out racer-back swim suits and tight fitting men’s boxer briefs were just two of the outfits that incorporated the shiny smooth fabric.
Words: Sarah Barlow
Photography: Alex Fynn O'Neill