ROSETTA GETTY AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16 READY-TO-WEAR NEW YORK
Rosetta Getty is set to her own RPM. She’s got her own pace, her own deliberate way of speaking. Spend a few minutes in her presence and you’ll be inclined to wonder, What the hell am I doing, with all this rushing around? Getty’s clothes share her languidness, and likewise it’s hard not to be seduced by their laid-back tone. Sure, you could wear Getty’s soft melton culottes and scarf-neck long merino cardigan to the office, but somehow they seem more suited to activity like, say, lingering over a good book. Same goes for a long shirtdress in cotton voile, or a pair of skirtlike trousers pleated on one leg, or the black jacket in basketweave jacquard with a crisscross fastening.
The relaxed vibe is nothing new for Getty, of course—it’s a signature of her young label. What did feel new here, though, was the way she elaborated that mood through pattern. This collection featured a subdued tapestry floral, hippie-ish hand-crocheted knit, and most appealing of all, a gown and formal trousers in a fabric appliquéd all over with flowers. The latter made up part of Getty’s range of eveningwear, a category she’s working her way into at the same deliberate pace she does everything else. Simple gowns in black and in white seemed more suited to a stroll through a monastery garden than a trip to the Oscars. But then, what could possibly stand out more on the red carpet than a sense of Zen?