The wrap dress is back for spring/summer ’17
Renee Minus White | 1/26/2017, 1:57 p.m.
The wrap dress is in style this spring ’17. Singer/actress Beyoncé showed off her curves in designer Romeo Hunte’s shapely, striped style. Hunte is a young, talented designer who hit the New York Fashion Week runway with a smash hit collection. At the age of 13, Hunte’s design aspiration was influenced by his mother’s sense of style. Growing up, Hunte was surrounded by multiple women who were all very fashionable. These early influences helped him reach his destiny of becoming a fashion designer. His Fashion Week show was very well received.
He recalls turning down two athletic scholarships in track and field. Instead he became a student at the Fashion Institute of Technology and later launched his independent fashion brand. By working full time as a personal shopper in luxury retail and with his lifetime experience working as an editorial stylist, Hunte developed a successful label and secured his place on the fashion map. His designs signify that he knows how to strike a balance between creativity and practicality. The two play a huge role in each of his design collections.
The New York brand of Romeo Hunte defines a definitive lifestyle for all women. With a balance of feminine, masculine and sexy, this line is cool, conservative and intricate. His powerful, impeccable outerwear for fall/winter features a cashmere, shearling hooded shawl, which went viral at the time (Beyoncé also wore this signature shawl). His company’s vision is all about creating modern yet classic apparel that is luxurious, transitional and transformable at a contemporary price point.
He also designed a custom dress for Beyoncé. Victor Cruz favored the brand and was spotted wearing Hunte’s Buffalo shawl in Paris for fashion week. The Romeo Hunte brand has been recognized by numerous publications. He is well on his way up. Look out for this designer!