Rosetta Getty’s luxurious simplicity resonates with women of many ages, locations, and tastes, but it’s still a surprise to hear that many of her customers are in their 20s. Perhaps they’re women who are leaning towards the unfussy minimalism of the ’90s, a decade that felt newly relevant in 2020, or maybe they’re early adopters of the “buy less, buy better” mentality, resisting the temptations of fast fashion and TikTok trends.
Getty has a close-to-home barometer for gauging what young women want: her own teenage daughters. She said they’ve been wearing a lot of miniskirts and Vans lately, both of which appear throughout the pre-fall collection. The opening look’s camel blazer was borrowed from another family member: her husband Balthazar, who lent his jacket as a pattern. With so much time spent at home, it makes sense that designers would be influenced by their loved ones and their intuitive style.
Tailoring was the general theme of this collection, which might be unexpected amid ongoing lockdowns and remote work. But suits are a Getty signature, and she favored roomy, casual cuts long before we abandoned the office. This season, she chose to experiment with looser interpretations of the two-piece set: A camp shirt and ultrawide culottes in poplin isn’t a “suit,” per se, but it would offer the same balance of sharpness and ease on hot summer days. Another look teamed a crisscrossing, vestlike garment over a button-down and trousers, and Getty put her androgynous twist on a lean, no-frills skirt suit in crisp cotton. More “WFH-inspired” was a sporty zip-neck jacket and skinny flares in double-knit scuba, a bendy fabric you could wear at your makeshift desk or to an outdoor dinner.
Still, longtime Getty customers might be most surprised by a print with daisies and falling petals, a sweet outlier in her repertoire of stripes and abstract motifs. The flowers appeared on a matching shirt and trouser set and a flowing ’70s-by-way-of-the-’90s peasant dress. Getty’s explanation was that it simply felt hopeful—a feeling we’ll be after when this collection arrives in early summer, ideally in a world that (finally) feels a bit safer and more vibrant.