Estonian, but London based, designer ROBERTA EINER studied at Central Saint Martins and now displayed her Autumn/Winter 2017 collection during London Fashion Week. Inspired by Portugal, Josef Alber’s color theories, Art Deco architecture and the glamour of Fado singer Amalia Rodrigues, Einer created a 1940’s luxurious chic that she showed on a „poshed up“ tennis court with models lounging on sun chairs. Vibrant, bright colors sent us on an imaginary travel to the Mediterranean, escaping grey London, yet just finding ourselves in a playful, fun scenario that was her presentation.
Einer’s „maximalist luxury“ means her trademark bomber jacket topped with hand-drawn illustrations of Portuguese poster art and so many delicate details that even a cool, sporty bomber jacket became an absolute staple for those who would like to go a bit more elegant.
And while we found many colours and metallics amongst the Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, black, khaki green and brown did not only bring back the classic fall colours, but also allowed for the bright range of intricate details to really come to show. Einer played with textures, embellishments and embroidery and once again teamed up wit Swarovski. Together they created silk-satin braids with crystal beads woven through, which can be found on a heavyweight forest green coat with a fully hand-embroidered crystal back yoke, incorporating raffia, heavy wool yarn and raised crystal surface area through wire.
One of our favorite looks was a deconstructed dress with a bold peach-greens-nude print that juxtaposed the high-neck thick net sweater with glittery sleeves underneath.
The shoes could not be overlooked either as they also brought back a vintage elegance, which Einer created together with Berlin footwear brand Aeyde. Beautiful stilettos embellished with Mediterranean insects in an Art Deco-style. Roberta Einer created her third stylish season. Having assisted at Balmain for a year in Paris previously, it is no surprise that her own designs now attract the likes of British singer Dua Lipa.