The Designer You Already Love Without Even Realizing It
If the name Rosie Assoulin doesn't sound familiar, there's no reason to be alarmed, but prepare to hear it everywhere. The up-and-coming designer has already captured the hearts of A-listers and fashion insiders alike, and now she's out to conquer the world one daring design at a time. Rosie launched her first collection for Resort 2014, and since then she has continued to gain acclaim, garnering the prestigious CFDA Swarovski Award for Womenswear this year. While see-through dresses and curve-skimming cutouts seem to be de rigueur, Rosie is pioneering something a little different with her namesake label.
The designer's concepts are both thoughtful and practical. Her red carpet looks still allow for comfort, eschewing the standard silhouette for both a feminine and structured sensibility that features unexpected elements like pockets and sculpted bodices. And while her use of volume and color may come as a surprise to those of us now used to the standard sexy creations of Hollywood, it's refreshing to see what she brings to the red carpet. And if her designs seem to evoke the elegant, voluminous creations of Oscar de la Renta, there is a good reason — she spent time under the tutelage of the late designer as well as Alber Elbaz at Lanvin. Now, Rosie is blazing a path all her own, and we can't help but take notice. Read on for some seriously stylish inspiration from the designer you need to know about.