“Shoes were needed,” said Rosetta Getty regarding the brisk introduction of footwear to her still-new namesake label. The Italian-made styles, a wooden platform and a flat leather slingback mule, were conceived under the same premise as her ready-to-wear: that seasonless, day-to-evening clothes are not just a marketing proposition, they’re something real women need.
Getty began Spring 2015 thinking about land art, particularly the work of Christo and Jeanne-Claude. “There’s lots of tying and wrapping,” she said, gesturing over to a pair of weighty linen trousers with flaps that could be tied together from the front or back. Getty called it the nicest linen she’d ever felt, and it was hard to disagree. It worked just as well on a slipdress with a similar wrap structure as the pants, and on a boilersuit, too. Humble twill was also elevated, done in a viscose on a loose sleeveless V-neck dress that could easily be worn over pants. Getty used ribbed cashmere silk to make a tank top and a T-shirt: They looked like the fanciest long underwear in the world. Indeed, Getty’s love of materials was palpable, from the horn buttons on a button-up to the navy wool piqué of a sleeveless coat.
Because she is so set on day-to-evening, Getty also offered a few metallic beaded pieces, including a bandeau. But they were meant to be worn with trousers, or layered over a skinny tank. What’s most obvious about Getty’s work is that she is designing things that she very much wants to wear herself. And so far, those are things that other women will desire as well.