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Meryll Rogge Fall 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection


For fall, Meryll Rogge extended her deconstructionist approach beyond clothing to question the distinction usually made between daywear/reality and nightwear/fantasy. Even in this all-good time, when it comes to dressing after dark, Cinderella and Jessica Rabbit still set the models. But Rogge is less interested in how clothes can be used to create characters outside of oneself than in how clothes might allow the wearer to show different aspects of who they are depending on mood and mood. the occasion. “For me,” the Belgian designer said in a call, “it’s more about different individualities within ourselves. In each person there are different facets.

Entitled “Poor Connection”, in reference to the isolation and distancing created by the pandemic, this collection, designed six months ago, well before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, is intended to be festive and social. The presentation, the creator’s first on the PFW calendar, took place in the mansion, the future headquarters of DSM, and organized in the form of a cocktail party. The most dressed pieces of the offer are based on fundamental values, such as comfort. Worn on its own, a long black knit dress with a cut-out back allows vamps to dress in sweaters; Rogge styled it on one of his deconstructed, customizable shirts, which took the glamor down a notch. This season, her signature lace slip dresses have geometric cutouts; the final trompe-l’oeil version appears to be two superimposed sheets, but is only one.

Similar surprises appear in the options of the day. A pair of wide jeans is actually a skirt with a split in the center. ‘Broken hearts’ jumpers, meant to hark back to the days of lockdown, have artfully rendered jumpers, and recycled blanket scarves are attached to bespoke coats using fireman’s hooks. As this is the largest collection Rogge has ever shown (the designer, semi-finalist for the 2022 LVMH Prize, often works with dead animals), there are points of overlap with trends seen elsewhere, although originally made. It is the exploration of sportswear for the evening that is the common thread of the season. There’s really no reason why evening wear shouldn’t be as comfortable as a football jersey, as Rogge’s sporty piped and pieced party skirts highlight.