A look at Diotima Pre-Fall 2022 – WWD
Since launching Diotima last year, New York-based designer Rachel Scott (who also holds an executive position at Rachel Comey) has carved out a niche for herself in the market with ready-to-wear that’s centered on her roots. Jamaican.
For Pre-Fall, her third collection, the designer continued to beautifully combine intricate craftsmanship with femininity and sensual, modern appeal. For example, the collection’s crochet tops and dresses – such as a mesh tank top with charmeuse trim, worn with an elongated large-scale crochet tank skirt with hand-embroidered crystals all over, or new interpretations of her now signature crochet web dresses and tank tops. To balance the collection while infusing its heritage, the assortment is styled with a myriad of suits (with a few “disruptive” details of architectural ornaments and crochet) and refined yet casual daywear (trousers with shell-shaped knee pads , shirts and corsets, pleated skirts and flowery dresses). Additionally, Scott collaborated with artist and photographer Nadia Huggins to create vivid prints of the Caribbean Sea, splashed onto flirty, flowing silk twill garments.
The collection continues to promote Scott’s brand message of celebrating its home culture and community, dance hall, and more through numerous handcrafted techniques and textures on intriguing silhouettes.