Rosie Assoulin took it inside for Fall 2017—to interiors and how they could translate into fashion, that is. The designer has become quite the fashion darling, with celebrities, buyers, and the industry’s “It” set alike falling hopelessly in love with her pieces. Her latest collection did not disappoint, with a slew of red carpet ready gowns, stunning dresses, and statement-making separates that turned the idea of day wear completely on its head.
For the first time ever, the brand is releasing shoes, which were as whimsical as one might expect from anything with Assoulin’s name on it. Wooden heels anchored the statement-making footwear like the legs of tables—only further solidifying that handicraft vibe. With pointed toes, bootie silhouettes, and slingbacks, the designs definitely had a vintage feel—perhaps a bit too vintage at times, but totally on-trend with the most popular footwear in the industry right now.
Separates were my favorite pieces in the collection, especially as so many came in set form. You could easily wear a black and white poet’s blouse with its matching skirt, though wearing the former with destructed denim and the latter with a tank and sneakers would be just as elegant.
And though trousers seem modern by design, Assoulin made them even moreso when juxtaposed with her signature ruffle blouses, pleated overlays for the coolest short-sleeve suit I’d ever seen, and a jumpsuit that looked equally ready for a mechanic’s workshop as it did for a spin in the pilot’s chair.
Zendaya, Gabrielle Union, Solange, and Hailee Steinfeld are all avid Assoulin fans and there’s more than enough here for red carpet premieres, high-fashion parties, and on-stage performances.
And there’s a reason why such a diverse set of women love her designs. Black girl magic was heavily sprinkled all over the Fall assortment and afros were too.
Thoughts on Assoulin’s latest?