Una Rodden Reveals Trans-Seasonal Fashion Collection

On Wednesday evening, Una Rodden revealed her new collection ‘Usine’ with a fashion film screening and live model presentation in the quirky Aether & Echo. Myself and fellow FABBers Rosanna (Silver Brogues), Ruth (Willow Lane) & Carolyn (Forever Scarlet) had a great night catching up over fashion.

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The Usine Collection, which means factory or industrial space in French, gives a nod to the industrial setting for the fashion film and photoshoot, which was shot in a vast warehouse in Donegal. Una is known for creating fantastic pieces so shooting these in a quirky and unique setting represents everything Una Rodden.

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“I didn’t want to give the collection a label of a particular season as a lot of our clothes can be worn all year round – particularly with our weather we can need something more weighty in Summer or something lighter in Autumn or layered up for Winter,” said fashion designer Una Rodden.

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She said: “These pieces are something women can pull out year after year and be able to style them up for a look that’s totally on trend. We presented our last collection with a fashion film and an art-style installation at the Meter House in the Gasworks and we wanted to step it up a notch with a really creative way of showing our work but also in a setting where people can see the garments and touch the fabrics up-close and personal”

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The trans-seasonal collection incorporates luxurious natural fabrics including silk chiffon, wool, suede and leather as well as opulent embellished fabrics.  

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Softly structured gowns in Una’s signature drapery are given an edgy feel with industrial finishes including exposed zips and full-body length fringing to add drama and bold lines for totally contrasting look and feel.

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Neutral tones of pale cream, buttermilk and putty tones form the basis of the collection with surface texture detail including lace and crotchet.

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Colours include super-fresh pastels in soft pink, delicate green and pale blue, and stronger tones of emerald green, black and gold.

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(Photography by Stephen Potter)

I fell madly in love with Una’s latest collection and I’m in desperate need of updating my SS14 wardrobe. I need to add more pieces to my own Una Rodden collection. ♥

For more information contact Una Rodden on  02890 248811 or unarodden@gmail.com 

Have a great St. Patricks Day weekend! ♥

Nx

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