There are few designers that truly possess artistic genius. Ontavia Routlette is one of them.
The name of the show was intriguing enough – The Death Of A Child’s Imagination. While that title may lead you to believe that this would be a gothic affair, the design on the invite displayed the top of a dress that was bubblegum pink and cotton candy blue, adorned with a trim of glittering sequins and beads. The resulting vibe was the perfect mix of darkness and light.
The entire show was set to an unsettling soundtrack of submarine sonar-like beeps that reminded me of a music box melody. As for the designs, they were intricate – beautifully beaded bodices dropped into full gowns while top buns, hats, and crowns adorned the models’ heads.
The effect was an eerie parade of outfits fit for a princess.
There was also a bit of plaid.
However, my most favorite piece of all was a dress with a checkered plaid print on the outside, pulled back to show heaps of tulle filling the skirt. It was a stroke of genius in itself.
To sum up the collection as a whole, it was a solid display of pure talent. Keep an eye on Ontavia Roulette.