Organic. Rosie Assoulin Pre-Fall 2020

For her lovely pre-fall 2020 line-up, Rosie Assoulin looks back at her classics – think statement sleeves, zesty colors and eveningwear that’s never fussy – and not only. The designer’s obsession with all things organic – from food to fabrics – has lent a softer touch to even her fanciest stuff of late. The collection’s “picnic plaid” cotton suits; raw-edged linen dresses; convertible cable knits (they became Instagram’s obsession the moment the images went live); candy-color, 100% vegan sandals; jacquard pieces woven with exotic fruits and their prices-per-pound. She added that this wasn’t hand-picked farmer’s market produce; the flatness of the material was instead a clever nod to our strange new habit of ordering groceries online. Another highlight: a floor-length, drop-waist shirtdress in crisp ivory poplin. To make it look even more sophisticated, the designer added extra volume with darts and tiers around the hips, creating something of a low pannier. Thumbs up for the fantastic look-book photos by Stevie Verroca and Mada Refujio!

Collage by Edward Kanarecki.

Summer. Rosie Assoulin SS20

Rosie Assoulin’s home jars of D.I.Y pickled veggies, which were gifted to her guests during the spring-summer 2020 presentation, had to be as delicious as the collection itself. The designer showed the perfect laid-back look for summer: an over-sized white shirt, a matching bra and a long, loosely-fitted sarong skirt. Another outfit you will cherish when you’re mentally on a beach, but physically in the city: a paisley-printed shirt worn with a floor-lenght skirt, in the boldest orange shade you can imagine. Assoulin’s offering is easy and instinctive, mood-lifting and joyous. The eveningwear, which for instance consisted of a midi dress that appeared to have multiple pieces (a sheer camisole, a triangle bra, and a full skirt) fused together and a dress with flaired sleeves that can instantly become a spectacular top once unbuttoned and worn with pale pink pants under, is all about comfort you want during hotter days or when you’re on vacations. Unforced and always flattering.

Collage by Edward Kanarecki.