We made it to London once again, this time to witness Roberta Einer present her new collection for autumn/winter 2016 on London Fashion Week. The last time we were there, Roberta introduced her S/S16 collection, that we all remember as an amazing one. Roberta is definitely special – she’s an Estonian fashion designer titled The One to Watch by NEWGEN.
Roberta’s first collection demonstrated her ability to make use of traditional embroideries, ribbons and beading on skater skirts, dresses and bomber jackets, whereas her new collection is a creation showing off powerful feminine aesthetic, making use of oversized shapes, neon hues and new materials. The collection, in her words, is inspired by a trip to Las Vegas. She revisits her fascination with Americana through nostalgic undercurrents and romantic gestures. The collection has signs of her aesthetic maturing through the use of darker colours, introducing suits and outerwear to the collection. She pushes the boundaries of her talent by stitching motifs and embellishments onto high quality faux fur coats, reversing the usual embroidered body with collar and trim.
Her presentation took place on Saturday at 12.30, just a moment after the last details of the set were in place. The set itself consisted of two different rooms, one symbolising dreams, the other nightmares. The room of dreams was made in pastel colours, giving the audience a more pleasant experience. The room of nightmares, on the other hand, made it clear how chaotic one’s dreams can be, with ropes hanging randomly all over the set. The models were chosen accordingly to the theme of the set, some of them more gentle and somewhat romantic, whilst the others making the audience feel a bit nervous and sad, complementing the nightmare theme.
The idea itself was something I haven’t seen in a long time and wasn’t expecting to see either, as soon as the music started playing in both of the rooms, chills ran down my spine. The combination of the music and the idea behind the rooms symbolising different dreams touched me on a deeper level, making me feel like I was actually asleep, stumbling from one dream to another.