Romina Karamanea Autumn/Winter 10-11

by Amy Reid, Fashion Stylist, TopStylista

Along with Autumn/Winter 2010 comes another fantastic collection from designer Romina Karamanea. Held at the appropriately named Runway club in London, Romina K unveiled her incredible autumn/winter look. Inspired by the concept of shadow and duality the show had a dark, Gothic theme with each outfit designed in black, showcasing heavy fabrics and multiple textures.

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Leather and tweed provided the basis of the look and saw Romina sticking with her classic body conscious silhouette. Unlike previous collections we saw the addition of a more fluid, unstructured element giving an elegant and romantic feel, adding a softer dynamic. This was highlighted perfectly with a boxy leather jacket paired with sheer wide legged trousers, adding that romantic element.

Keen to portray the image of a strong modern women we saw fitted and tailored leather skirt suits with tweed panelling. The addition of spiked and studded ankle boots added a modern, funky edge to a classic work outfit.

For the evening a long, black chiffon dress is given an edgy twist with leather pleated chains and a cropped leather and wool jacket, or a more daring leather and suede mini dress. Perfect for the cold winter months were a selection of classic wool coats given a modern edge with leather detailing.

It is clear that overall Romina has achieved her vision of creating an innovative and exciting look tailored for the sexy modern woman!!

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