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NY Fashion Week A/W 2014

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 13, 2014 by deroemer

EDUN

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Love the fuzzy, cosy quality of the clothes, they look extremely wearable yet sporty and elegant.  A tricky combo to pull off, bravo.  Designer Danielle Sherman backed by LVMH and funded by Bono and Ali Hewson managed well and reminded me a little of Phoebe Philo’s Celine.

COACH

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Very excited by Coach, this their first season introducing a clothing line designed beautifully by Stuart Vevers who was at LVMH’s Loewe label.  He based his thinking on true Americana, wonderfully wearable, witty, leathery and superbly cut.  Great bags and even greater boots and shoes, can’t wait.

VICTORIA BECKHAM

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Lovely clean lines, elegant and modern.  Exquisite tailoring and love the chunky gold chains on the divine coats and coat dresses.  Well done team Beckham and I am thinking that our lovey friend Susanne Tide-Frater might have had a good deal to do with concept and execution.  Well done.

PRABAL GURUNG

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New to me but Gurung, a Nepalese designer, first appeared in 2009 with his first runway collection.  He studied in New Dehli at the National Institute of Fashion Technology and then in NY at Parsons. Now an American citizen he is most definitely on the map.  Loved his chunky deconstructed knits over chiffon and silk skirts that showed a fair amount of leg, cute. Gorgeous colour combinations and some very clever glam tailoring. Me likey.

We’re now ready and waiting for LFW!

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Soneva Fushi in the Glorious Maldives

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2014 by deroemer

We were lucky enough to spend some of our Christmas holidays in the Maldives at the most amazing Soneva Fushi Resort, truly the most impressive hotel we have ever stayed at.  They follow a SLOW LIFE philosophy which permeates everywhere you look on the resort and they take environmental issues and responsibilities very seriously.  Something very close to our hearts at De Roemer.

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Dinner on the amazing Sand Bank opposite Soneva Fushi

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“What fun”, the only form of transport on the island!

Whilst we were there we overlapped with some very interesting guests.   Justin was delighted to meet Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon and to dive on the beautiful coral reef with him more than once! Buzz at the grand age of 83 was diving twice a day! We were very impressed.

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Michael Stipe taking a picture of some of ‘The Gathering’ including Tilda Swinton, Sonu and Eva

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Group photo of ‘The Gathering’ on the Sand Bank

There was also a rather arty group of about 15, the ‘Gathering’ as they became known.  Artists, musicians, directors, creatives and actors.  Tilda Swinton and her man, artist, Sandro Kopp were amongst them along with Michael Stipe of REM fame, to name just 3.  All terribly nice and keen to make a difference to the world as a collective and as individuals.  Known voices can travel quite a distance so we hope that their influence can have some sort of impact on our environmental issues.

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Justin and Wolf at the Sand Bank dinner

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Ambient lighting on the Sand Bank

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Eva and Sonu receiving his De Roemer cashmere!

It was so lovely to spend time with Sonu and Eva, the visionaries and owners of Soneva.  They really are wonderful people and they care so much about everything and all the small details as well as being hugely loved by all their staff, family and friends.

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Tamsin and Lula thoroughly approving…

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My favourite spot in all the world!

What a truly beautiful island and how fabulous to be able to spend some time on it, we would like to go again and again and again….

May we introduce Rebecca Lucraft!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2013 by deroemer

We thought that we needed to find someone truly creative and unique to add something special to our windows.

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Selfridges Window – Apifera 2008

I came across the work of Rebecca Lucraft whilst doing some research and thought that she was just perfect, her background is Chelsea College of Art having studied textile design followed by mixed media textile at the Royal College of Art.

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We asked Rebecca to make some masks and little skirts for our rather fabulous, part calico, part plaster cast mannequins, supplied by Universal Displays, which thankfully, she said yes to.

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De Roemer Window – Masks and Skirts, Rebecca Lucraft 2013

You might be interested to have a look at the masks and skirts that Rebecca did for us along with some of the other stunning work that she has done.

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De Roemer Mannequins Close up – Masks and Skirts, Rebecca Lucraft 2013

Fashion Imitating Art

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by deroemer

‘Sometimes one might be forgiven for suspecting that there was a certain complicity in the world of fashion and not least than in the higher echelons of that great arena, is it something in the air, the water, perhaps in the general consciousness!? There is definitely a cross over this season between the worlds of art and fashion, not uncommon or that surprising on the whole but there was a definite movement on the runways this season.  ‘Transformative!’, Jeff Koons was heard to say at the Stella McCartney show.

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 Look at Karl Largerfield for Chanel and his hugely heavy nod in that direction, he certainly went to town with his references and filled the Grand Palais with ‘art pieces’ that he conceived himself, not unlike Jeff Koons!  Ahemmm…  Phoebe Philo for Celine showed that she too liked a bold stroke when it comes to art and included artistic prints in various colours and styles with a very chic effect.

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Chanel

Artistic collaboration is nothing new to Maia Norman of Mother of Pearl, this season she combined forces with Mat Collishaw but has in the past worked with various other artists.  Not surprisingly perhaps considering her long term relationship with Damien Hirst.  I for one am quite sure that she would have been a huge inspiration to him!

What fun and good to see Grayson Perry, already a fashion darling as well as an excellent artist, promoting and commenting on what is ‘Modern Art’ in his highly acclaimed Rieth lectures, really worth a listen, I think he has a great command of modernism; life imitating art or art imitating life?’

 Valentino

My personal favourite showing in Paris this season was Valentino, beautiful, gorgeously elegant, chic and dare I say it, painterly!

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Celine

Ibizan Summer Break

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2013 by deroemer

A little time out in Ibiza is always a joy and a great source of inspiration and fun!! Here are a few pictures of Ibizan life.

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ImageYvonne Sporre in front of Jade Jagger Petal Mandala assisted by Tamsin De Roemer!

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Yvonne has a sale at her home in Ibiza every Thursday afternoon in the summer months. If you would like more details we would be happy to help. Get in touch!

HP Connected

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 11, 2013 by deroemer

Being part of HP’s Influencers Advisory Board has many advantages and one of them is getting to see some fantastic musicians perform small and intimate concerts, through HP’s collaboration with Universal Music ‘Connected Music’ is the strap line. This week had the De Roemer A team heading off to Fabric to see Iggy Azalea. Great night. We love HP and we are excited about De Roemer’s upcoming collaboration with them.

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Hocus Pocus

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 31, 2012 by deroemer

Happy Halloween my little fashion Howlers….

We found some pretty cool fashion spooks. Plus a few pics of our own showing off a few of our very own designs. Hope you like them!

Denise Grünstein……ssssspooky

De Roemer T-Shaped Ribbed Jumper, £325.00 Fairy State Necklace, £970.00
Shiva Eye Necklace, £895.00

Hand painted……divine

 De Roemer Rib Sleeve Detail Jumper in Two Tone, £325.00

Cut-out…..Coolio

Tim Walker’s Magical Fashion

De Roemer T-Shaped Ribbed Jumper, £325.00 Horse Shoe Bracelet, £3,750.00
Citrine and Pearl Ring, £5,870.00 Necklace with Charms, £2,995.00
“Dreaming of Another World” featuring Guinevere van Seenus photographed by Tim Walker

De Roemer T-Shaped Ribbed Jumper, £325.00 Necklace with Charms, £2,995.00
“Fawnicate” featuring Guinevere van Seenus by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott