As the -ber months fall upon us, so do our travel plans! And if you're planning to spend your holidays somewhere cold, you'll surely want Rosanna Ocampo's newest outerwear line to keep you warm. With an added versatility to each piece, you'll even have extra luggage space for your shopping purchases.
It was only last year when the designer dared to take a major fashion gamble, releasing the pilot to her outerwear collection even though she was well-aware of the roiling heat ever present in our country. Luckily, her leap of faith returned fruitful, leading her to continue her venture and to further expand her line of chic coats that are perfect for the stylish jetsetter.
Preview got to talk more with Rosanna about her collection, her favorite piece, and the one important style tip everyone needs to hear.
What led you to designing an outerwear collection despite the tropical weather in our country? Can you tell us about your design process?
"I was honestly quite hesistant when the idea came to mind early last year but because I felt the personal need for it, we took a leap of faith and went for it. Travel is very much a part of my lifestyle and while I love to dress up during the cooler seasons, the amount of outerwear I bring immediately takes up so much space in my luggage so then came the lightbulb of doing something versatile, some that could be worn several ways, several colors. There was a lot of trial and error as I’ve never worked with these fabrics and silhouettes before but we were patient in getting it right to achieve the exact look we wanted."
The colors are absolutely lovely. What was your inspiration for the collection?
"Thank you so much! Since we used high quality materials for our pieces, I wanted to work with deep, rich colors to create that sophisticated, sleek effect. The Bartlett trench is slim fit, double breasted, and made of heavy duty garbadine material making it waterproof. An updated classic silhouette, yes, but we added our signature RO pop of color in the silk linings. The trenches are available in whisky paired with deep teal lining and midnight paired with smoky marmalade.">