The DROMe AW 2016/17 show in Paris today comprised an artistic palette and the usual presence of beautiful leather pieces, which this season featured both sharp, masculine biker jackets and voluminous, skirted trenches. Focus is brought into too long and too large sleeved outerwear, matched with super light and almost impalpable garments, in a play of references where shapes are cut, open, turned upside down, doubled and in evolution. Main features are textures and consistency, lengths and widths, constructions and solutions. A romantic tribalism lightly touches the leather by means of rigid ruches running one after the other, while elastic details give emphasis to oversize blouse jackets and trench coats.
This clash of grown-up sophistication with a light-hearted, youthful element was echoed throughout the collection. Models were like playful pierrots, with bright white, ruched neckerchiefs and pale faces which were occasionally offset by deep, rich burgundy, acid yellows and pops of lime green. These occasional blasts of colour helped to lend a winter vibe to the otherwise spring-like pastels. While silhouettes were simple and often classic, with A-line skirts and ballooned sleeves, the disproportionately large ruffles and collars brought the silhouette firmly into the modern day.