Holiday dressing: it’s not necessarily always about the place we’re going, but about who we want to be once we’re there.
Roberta Einer revisits her fondest holiday destinations and approaches her spring/summer 2020 collection with what encapsulates the romance of postcard-perfect dressing: circa the vintage vistas and holiday heydays of the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.
Traversing the underwater rugged textures of Cornwall with shots of the summer and shades of the beach; fitted 1990s-style corsetry, oversized tailoring, faded denim, loose pyjama styles and beautiful embroidered slips, it’s a light and breezy collection. Last season’s smocking story continues while hand-crochet among the knitwear once again nods to Einer’s Estonian heritage. Natural yarns trail in muted tones.
Italy surfaces as a significant stopping-off point. The oranges and lemons of its vibrant citrus ceramics feature across the collection as souvenir motifs. The coral, shells and organic sea shapes of its coast make for built-up embellishments, extravagant earrings and watercolour prints.
In a further debut collaboration, Einer works with Christian Louboutin to design a capsule collection of its classic and latest heels.