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.
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.
“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.
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”
The trans-seasonal collection incorporates luxurious natural fabrics including silk chiffon, wool, suede and leather as well as opulent embellished fabrics.
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.
Neutral tones of pale cream, buttermilk and putty tones form the basis of the collection with surface texture detail including lace and crotchet.
Colours include super-fresh pastels in soft pink, delicate green and pale blue, and stronger tones of emerald green, black and gold.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a great St. Patricks Day weekend! ♥