MILAN, June 27, 2008/ FW/ — Miami in the 1970’s was in it’s prime and a magnet to the rich and famous. It was a place of freedom, experimentation and relaxation all at the same time. For Spring Summer 2009 Roen’s inspiration comes from this spirit in Miami where fashion and style are taken on with ease and a relaxed attitude.
Clothes fit with ease and hang sensually on the body accentuating the relaxed mood to the collection. Pants take on both pajama style looseness and rock style snug in daring prints, denim, and linen. Jackets are well fitted but with a light weight that gives off a casual cool.
The Roen man exudes his coolness through his laid-back attitude by wearing rock star clothes like it’s ordinary. A gray cheetah print suit paired with a T-shirt, gloves and baseball hat, all in black, seams like the most ordinary thing when matched with the right attitude.
Roen is all about the rock star and if anyone knows how to be loud and casual cool at the same time, it’s a rock star. From the side of the pool with an afternoon cocktail in hand, to wild night parties the dress code stays the same, no restrictions and everything goes.
While black plays a huge role in the color palette there is also a blend of pastel hues with darker shades. Daring in style the collection mixes sax blue, beige, pink, camel and green. Prints are modernized takes on animal skins like green leopard, gray and black tiger, and gray cheetah. Pants, jackets and shoes add pop accents or make up the complete outfit in the animal prints. The combinations are daring and anti-fashion fashion, they are not trendy but instead full on stylistic pieces.
Roen’s collection stays true to their roots and luxury customers. Materials of the highest qualities have a lightness that casual and sensually hang on the body. Silk, cashmere, extra light wool and Egyptian cotton are mixed with stiffer linen and light gauze to give a textural appeal for the hotter seasons.
With out going back to the 70’s Roen pays tribute to them and the wild days in Miami with his modernized version. Although his collection may be the antithesis of what’s going on in the high fashion scene, that’s always been his trait and his collection is no less stronger for it.
Photo by LISA HELM