Baby Phat and Ralph Rucci alum Jerome Lamaar’s debut collection bowed last night with a hyper feminine offering of sweet separates boasting blush and cream tones, petal like embellishments, and sharp, tailored cuts.
Roses were a clear inspiration for the designer, as the flower’s fragrant petals lay scattered on the floor under sandals fashioned out of moss and silk. Glorious headpieces topped utiliarian jumpsuits, rose adorned shirts bearing the designer’s name were paired with pink paillette pencil skirts, and even more rose pink paillettes could be found on harem pants.
Jerome said, “I was inspired by nature and minimalism. I was sitting in the park one day, and the idea came to me. I wanted to create something really raw, yet wearable; a collection that embodied the contrast between whimsical and ready to wear, mixing minimalism with abundance, sex appeal with sophistication, and luxury with street.”
He continued, “I was born in the Bronx, but have spent time in Paris. I started at Baby Phat, then went to Ralph Rucci. We’re all in this fusion of 2 worlds, and that is what my collection represents.”
Solid. I thought it was a strong debut, and was drooling over several ensembles, including this embellished jean, crop top, and blue jacket combo. Can’t you see a starlet wearing this on 106 & Park?
At any rate, what do you think?