A red velvet sofa nestles in a dreamy jungle landscape. A woman reclines in the midst of giant lotus flowers, wild animals, and a flute player. It’s a picture of feminine confidence, of one embracing the daring spirit of a woman. This is Henri Rousseau’s 1910 painting called “The Dream.”
Coupled with the liberation and fever of another era—disco, these served as inspiration for Rosenthal Tee’s Holiday 2018 show at MEGA Fashion Week.
The designer encapsulates the collection with the word “lush,” which she expresses through velvet in jewel tones, neon starburst fabric, and glitter. Geometric cuts are paired with big ruffles (some of them lining thigh-high slits) and layered ruffles. It’s the romantic aesthetic Tee has been beloved for, this time tinted with funk and flare.
More statements came in the latter part of the show in a trio of bold-colored gowns encrusted with glitters and crystals. There is nothing tame about the details: a linear bust line termination, big velvet ruffle sleeves, and beads dangling (and dancing) from the side-slit skirts.
The 20-piece collection was a mix of gowns, cocktail dresses, and jumpsuits for a woman who is ready to take on any event with sparkle and some shimmy. Scroll down to see Rosenthal Tee’s Holiday 2018 collection presented at MEGA Fashion Week last weekend…
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