Romeo Hunte looks to his menswear line for womenswear inspiration
New York-based designer Romeo Hunte launched his latest womenswear
collection at New York’s Chelsea Piers this past weekend. Hunte
explained to WWD that the collection is part SS19 and part
see-now-buy-now. Like many collections shown at New York Fashion Week
this season, Hunte’s takes a cue from streetwear, incorporating
sweatshirt-inspired pieces complete with drawstrings, custom neoprene,
oversized collars, buffalo check and black denim.
As Hunte aims to find a balance of feminine and masculine in his
work, this collection appears to be a response to his recent menswear
collection shown in July. The designs showcases this weekend are
womenswear versions of his debut menswear designs—color palettes of
orange, blue, and earthtones are identical, as well as a similarity in
materials, angular shapes, and patterns.
For this collection, Hunte joined forces with design-driven Swiss
watchmaker Rado to add bold watches in White and Black high-tech
ceramic, HyperChrome, and Hyper Bronze to multiple looks. The two
design houses share a dedication to innovation in creativity and
materials, which has culminated in powerful and confident looks,
conveying a passion for art in this collection.
Photos courtesy of the brand