The last stroke of mascara, and her eyes glow with excitement as she waits for her love…
Is an alluring atmosphere that one enjoys with this love. The word denotes love and beauty but gives scope for a myriad of other emotions. This story is a modern take on a woman adorning herself as she waits for her love to come. The journey through the dark forests to her love is one of immense trepidation. Through the journey, not only does she find her love, but she also finds herself. The essence of Shringara lies in the overwhelming emotion of happiness and in the celebration of a woman in love, its many moods, as she adorns herself in wait for him. This spring the Rocky Star label celebrates love, and its many moods bringing together decorative prints, handcrafted textures and opulent embroideries. The colour palette includes shades of grey, mysterious forest greens and light pastels which enhance the feelings of fear and joy. Voluminous dramatic silhouettes and flattering cuts are a coalition of beauty and drama. So, fluid georgettes and chiffons highlight the romanticism in the collection. It is a perfect depiction of the relationship between the individual and the divine.
The show took place inside the Freemasons’ Hall, an Art Deco style building on Great Queen street. The simple white runway was set up in a room with a white coffered ceiling featuring gilded accents. Large painted portraits of important-looking men hung in golden frames on the room's walls.
Working mostly in light browns, ochres, and greens, Rocky Star’s Spring Summer 2017 collection consisted of ornate dresses in a combination of airy georgette chiffons and more structured fabrics, adorned with floral prints and embroidery. The looks on the runway, like the venue itself, featured touches of gold either on the detailing of the fabrics or in the extravagant jewellery pieces and headpieces that accented certain looks. Rocky Star’s S/S 17 collection is both feminine and lavish. The rich textures and patterns of the pieces successfully reflect the overwhelming passion and intense emotions of a woman in love.
Copy and photographs Gaby Degwitz for Fashiontent
Show Production: Fashionscout
Hair: Hair created by the TONI & GUY Team led by Chie Sato using label.m Professional Haircare Styling
Make-up: LAN Nguyen-Grealis and Team using products by KRYOLAN
Skincare: Products kindly provided by CRABTREE & EVELYN
Jewellery: by Amrapali
Photographer: Simon Armstrong