The secret rooftop gardens of New York's Rockefeller Centre, which houses Romona Keveza's showroom, influenced the Hollywood favourite's latest Luxe collection.


The designer found old pictures of the original gardens which were planted according to all nations (including Japanese and American English), capturing the romance of the gardens before they were destroyed in the '70s to make way for modernisation (read: air conditioners!).

But Romona brought the gardens back to life in this latest offering. The flower theme was translated into the Luxe collection; sweeping ball gowns in blossom print, watery floral Monet print silk, a viola-printed dress with handmade enamel brooches at the waist, a starflower lace crystal appliquéd sheath cabbage rose printed silk organza ball gown and, from the English garden, a sexier silhouette in rich guipure lace with low illusion backs.


Fashion editor Bryony Toogood's standout dresses were the sumptuous floral print ballgowns. The star of the show? A giant detachable train dress with crystal embellished lace. Grand ballgowns at their best.

Romana Keveza Legends always takes influence from the icons but this time with a little added Veronica Lake-inspired va va voom! Think sultry low lace backs, detachable overskirts, super sheer illusion sleeves scattered with blossom like lace, blush silk ball gown and Romona's signature asymmetric shoulder.

With a seal of approval from Beyoncé's Mum Tina, could the gowns be any more covetable?

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