“If you’re blue and you don’t know where to go to
Why don’t you go to where fashion sits
Puttin’ on the Ritz”
– Taco: Puttin’ on the Ritz-
With their Spring Summer 2020 collection titled “House of RIANISTAS“, German traditional label RIANI showcased am incredibly graceful, sophisticated and feminine line. The show setting depicted a hotel, inform of the place where travelers from the most diverse countries and cultures meet. It is, furthermore, the place where you create unforgettable memories. The base of your adventures. The show started with a completely charming performance of eight male stepdancers, that danced next to Tacos’ legendary classic “Puttin’ on the Ritz.”. The blithe yet classy character of this special act perfectly matched the collections’ mood. It made you dream of strolling through the streets of any big city, wearing these delicate outfits.
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The outfits, that were often kept in refreshing, soft pastel nuances, always stayed extremely wearable and summery- fresh. Natural nuances gave the outfits a rather clean, very fresh approach. Additionally, pastel tones played a central role and were another favourite of this collection. They were interpreted in a very delicate, contemporary way. Simply smooth! All- white looks make you want to soak up the summer time forever. When mentioning this, that striking, all- white womenswear suit was definitely a fantastic inspiration. As the colour choice was a rather restrained one, that is never too loud, RIANI mastered the fine line to create such an endlessly elegant, feminine collection incredibly well.
The play with diverse silhouettes, both loose and figure- accentuating, was inspiring to watch. Moreover the fabrics appeared light as feathers, so that you are perfectly prepared for next summer. Worth of mentioning is also the fact the outfits all stayed in their colour palette. Some were kept tonal, in others a few, but never too many looks were paired together. By accentuating the waist in some looks, they appeared ultra- feminine.
Accessory- wise, retro- inspired oversized hats, big sunglasses, hairbands and travel bags could be noticed. The hair of the models was worn straight back with middle parting, the make- up kept extremely fresh and clean, matching this collections’ mood. Sometimes male models were guiding the female ones, carrying travel bags or garment bags.
“House of RIANISTAS” enchanted us due to its incredibly graceful, sophisticated yet wearable character. It is a collection that definitely makes you dream of your next urban adventure in any fancy hotel around the world…
Picture Credit: RIANI GmbH / Stefan Knauer / 2019 Getty Images
Review by Sussan Zeck for D’SCENE Magazine