RYAN ROCHE FW20
Ryan Roche Fall Winter 2020 Collection. Paris, 27th February 2020
Ryan Roche presented their Fall Winter 2020 Collection during Paris Fashion Week at the Mona Bismarck American Center for Arts. The show began with an ethereal singing performance by Ryan’s daughter Luella Roche of “Little Green” by Joni Mitchell setting the stage for the Americans in Paris.
An effortless sense of elevated ease is something that Ryan Roche delivered in her Fall 2020 collection with super luxe cashmere knitwear and ready to wear that was unveiled in delicious jewel tones. Shades of bright blue violet, rich vibrant turquoise, postbox red as well as their signature butterscotch camels, créme, ivory and modern white neutrals graced the runway. Sumptuous, lofty cashmere knits were highlighted in beautiful, intricate cable knit patterns layered to create a play on the braided textures. Long fluid cashmere knit trousers were shown layered under buttery oversized cashmere turtlenecks and modern strong shouldered tailored jackets creating a luxurious fresh take on the leisure suit.
Intricate chantilly silk laces were perfectly executed in brilliant blue violet and post box red silk adorning silk chiffon slip dresses and voluminous puff sleeves. Airy flowing silk dresses were standouts that any woman would be left lusting after with that air of effortless ease, and chic elevated mood that Ryan Roche has become known for.
Standout pieces included a bold red double-breasted power suit with puffed sleeves, cashmere coats, and a rick turquoise silk floor length puff sleeve gown with pearl collar chain. Collared pieces in the collection were embellished with delicate bespoke pearls hand strung by the designer’s creative collaborator friend, actress Vera Farmiga.
Three intimate rooms housed in a 19th century mansion on the Seine played host to the designer’s first show in Europe. The ornate molding and hand painted wall panels were the perfect backdrop for the collection that showed the designers penchant for craftsmanship and sumptuous fabrics that make a statement through subtle elegance.
Roche said: “We are to show our Fall Winter 2020 collection in Paris. This was our first international runway show outside of NYFW and the CFDA, whose support and mentorship has led us to this incredible position. The fluidity afforded to us to evolve our presentation format and now geography, is something we are so grateful for as we continue to strategically expand our global business. We enjoy a strong European customer base, and this will strengthen and support our presence here. We were excited to capture the spirit of “Ryan Roche” in Paris and bringing our world to an extended international audience this season.”