Romanian designer Adelina Rusu is not someone who prefers to remain aloof from her fans. She’s a friendly sort, who is as passionate about her family and friends as she is about her brand; and who wants to get to know the women who wear what she calls her “Ready-Couture”. It’s the reason that she’s named her second collection Nice to Meet You, a trans-seasonal range created as her personal invitation to meet not just the label, but the designer behind it, too.
Every piece—from F Me at the Theatre, a gorgeous midnight-black trench coat that floats 9000 Swarovski crystals between silk organza and tulle, to Out of My Control, a lustrous claret silk satin slip dress embroidered with 2,300 shimmering crystals at its black silk organza hem—has been designed with its own micro-story as inspiration. Browse the collection and you’ll find out what she thinks about at night; why the number eight is her favorite; and why she minds her own business. She also poses questions for us to respond to: “What do you do when you are out of control?”; “What do you do when the winds of change blow?”; “What do you do at night?”
So, Rusu would like to get to know the women who wear her clothes? On this evidence it appears that, like her, they are strong, dynamic, lead exciting lives and have an insatiable appetite for glamour and luxury. Well met, indeed.
The ‘Nice to Meet You’ Collection 16/17 is available from October 2016.