Spring Summer 15

 

Danielle Romeril Spring Summer 2015 The great outdoors; self-sufficiency; living off-grid; base camp: Danielle Romeril’s spring/summer 2015 collection is imagined for a gang of fiercely independent and resourceful girls who live in the wilderness one idyllic summer. 

“I was attracted to the idea because it felt quite anti-fashion,” says the designer, who dreamt up the idea on her own wild camping trip. Nostalgic nods to fishing garb and the work of Nineties artist Lucy Orta - her Habitent designs in which garments are a clever combination of clothes and architecture - ensued, combined with an exploration into the technology of adventure equipment and outdoors gear. Introducing a more defined silhouette this season, a sense of pretty-utility underpins the collection: camouflage and black French lace on short, easy dresses toughened up with an (optional) backpack; or those that boast cartridge holder ridges at their waist, flared skirts beneath; khaki hi-tech cotton hunting jackets; insert camo and lace details, and clever fabric combinations (silk organza, thermo plastic tape); and 3-D pockets. The ultimate badge of practicality, here they’re put to fun and innovative use, exaggerated as epaulettes or used to plump out skirt shapes and shorts – and provide an alternative handbag on oversized easy jackets.

Photographer:
Liam Murphy Photography

Stylist:
Kieran Kilgallon

Set Design:
Ciara O’Donovan

Hair:
David Cashman @ Morgan The Agency

Beauty:
Leonard Daly using Tom Ford Make-Up

Model:
Eve @ Distinct Model Management