LGFW Review: Romona Keveza
Romona Keveza’s show was a must-see on many fashion insiders’ lists, and it wasn’t hard to see why! Her glamorous and elegant formal dresses graced the runway and made every girl in the audience wish she had a cocktail party, wedding, or red carpet event to attend pronto.
Romona’s unmatched attention to detail resulted in beautiful works of art; leaving one with nothing to do but cringe thinking how many hours she took to make each dress. Her color palette was varied, with something for every woman and every occasion. Valentino red, soft pink, minty green, classic black, and ocean blue all made appearances. Choose your soft and silky poison.
The collection was inspired by Audrey Hepburn’s character Holly Golightly from the classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The show even opened with a montage from the film (which happens to be my all-time favorite), succeeding in putting girls on the edges of their seats before a single heel hit the catwalk. Nothing could’ve better set the mood.
My absolute favorite to-die-for dress was a majestic black gown that with ornate beading. It draped over one shoulder and cinched perfectly at the waist only to flow outwards again in full splendor at the bottom.
Interestingly, I actually thought the bridal couture portion of the show was the weakest. The dresses themselves were still gorgeous, complete with floral embellishments and chiffon ruffles, but the presentation was lacking. The models, or supposed brides, didn’t look the least bit happy walking down the runway/aisle. I know toothy grins aren’t kosher in these types of shows, but even a glimmer of excitement in the models’ eyes would’ve made the collection that much more magical and dream-worthy. I also thought the soundtrack was too somber.
That said, the show was arguably the most glamorous and drool-worthy of the week. Her dresses are unmatched in their beauty and I wouldn’t be surprised if more than a few girls started saving for a Romona Keveza wedding dress right after the show ended.