Rosie Assoulin burst onto the scene with her Spring 2014 collection — just nine months ago. Since then, she’s quickly become an industry favorite due to her signature bold striped designs and voluminous maxi skirts, which even garnered a Swarovski CFDA Award nomination: no easy feat for any designer let alone a newbie. She’s no one-hit wonder either, as her latest collection for Resort 2015 confirms that her whirlwind rise to the top of the style ranks isn’t just by fortune alone. Steeped in her unmistakable aesthetic, Assoulin advances her creative expressions with electrifying hues and exaggerated dimensions.
Trousers are a main focus — in billowing, wide-leg silhouettes and a slew of colors from rosy pink to Fall-perfect plaid. The pairings are even more varied including a candy-hued flat stud embellished jacket and matching hat, a longline blazer in plaid with a belt creating an empire waist silhouette, a lamé poet-sleeve tunic, and a crop top with sleeves that languidly fall to the floor, to name a few.
Hemlines are long — as is the Assoulin way. In all honesty, it’s quite refreshing and unexpected in a market brimming with thigh-high slits and leg-baring everything.
There is a clear focus on casual, with knits taking the forefront. A stripe hemp hoodie and matching bag will surely become industry favorites, while chunky sweaters with cutout sleeves are edgy enough for the daring fashion set, yet classic enough to last in any woman’s wardrobe for years to come.
Evening-ready wares will be sure to resonate with Assoulin’s already loyal fanbase. A halter dress with colorblock stripes and geometric folds can be worn on the red carpet right now, while a one-shoulder crop top and voluminous skirt both in white might gain the brand a few customers from the bridal realm.
Thoughts on the latest from Rosie Assoulin?