If anything was fierce in fashion, it was House of Ronald's latest collection at Fashion Forward. Fashion's modern warriors strutted down the runway, ready to leave the crowd aghast with wonder. London-born Ronald Abdala first graduated from The Fashion Design and Marketing Institute in Los Angeles, then began making his rounds at ESMOD, Centrail Saint Martins, and later worked under the wing of Rabih Kayrouz. It's safe to say that the Lebanese designer is now recognised as one Lebanon's heavy-weights in fashion.
Title of show: Bulletproof
We loved the collection's themes, which were empowerment, rebellion, and strength. Ronald Abdala has a clear image in his mind of what he wants the House of Ronald woman to be, and has translated that into his newest collection. One of the symbols of strength were the geometric printed bullet motifs, featured on tops and necklines. Guns out? Yes!
The colour palette was mostly dark, with a few lighter shades here and there.
One of the distinguished items in the collection were the leg warmers. They added more aggression; making a statement. Honestly, we found it pretty cool that the designer decided to add such an important accessory.
The sequins, textures, and several other fabrics proved to all work perfectly together. For instance one of the gowns featured a lace neckline and navy-blue sequins, which was pretty awesome. Another genius look was the grey velvet robe-dress, that had a black neckline cascading onto the rest of the dress: beautiful!
It seems that House of Ronald was successful yet again in showing his audience what a great couturier he is, and that dresses can be hostile and attractive. Call it a victory.
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