For her first pre-fall appearance, Rosetta Getty further developed the relaxed, sophisticated aesthetics of her eponymous label into cool and classic vibes, drawing on inspirations from architect Louis Kahn and artist Louise Bourgeois with a salute to the simplicity and clean lines of past American sportswear. Evoking the calm beauty and dimensional intrigue of the said inspirations, Getty delivered her fourth collection with understood prowess and poise.
Going beyond season-based outerwear and trousers, this pre-collection seemed to be built around the notion of year-round appeal, with architectural slits and cutouts reappearing throughout the lineup. One of the warmest moments appeared in the fall-ready cashmere-and-wool cardigan draped loosely over a striped blouse and wrap skirt with cutout hemline.
But it was in the modified classic silhouettes the theme of this season emerged. With dimension, sculptural playfulness and clean lines, she modified the double-breasted coat with a cutout front, the short-sleeve jumpsuit with a streamlined long-zip front and some particularly notable bias-cut dresses with asymmetric hemlines.
And though not having been around for long, this season’s lineup maintained Getty’s emerging signature sense of durability and ease with what turned out to be one of the most wearable looks of the collection: a plaid-on-plaid ensemble featuring a wool top with sash-like draped front and matching cropped trousers with a dropped crotch.
Going on to prove just how wearable this look could be, the plaid pants reappeared once more, this time being paired with an oversized knit turtleneck sweater reminiscent of the similar sense of ease found in Ralph Lauren.
Overall rich in textures, with cashmere corduroy and quilted wools, Rosetta Getty’s Pre-Fall 2015 collection encompassed the monumentality of Kahn and the playfulness of Bourgeois without betraying Getty’s concept and voice.
Review commissioned by Statement.qa.
Photo: Courtesy of Rosetta Getty