Above: Designer Roni Cross
Below Model wearing Kaliver
Kaliver was established in 2009 by designer Roni Cross. Worn by the likes of IT girl Hailey Baldwin and the world’s most fashionable tot, North West, Kaliver is a label that should be hanging in every fashionable wardrobe. In 2016 Kaliver was announced a winner at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Project NextGen and since then has continued to develop beautiful collections that truly represent its ethos: Distinctly Feminine; Absolutely Empowering.
How would you describe your latest collection?
Our latest collection pulls on the strings of wearable fashion. I pulled ROUGE back to be wearable, to be the garment you can’t live without. Rouge is intended to be layered over one-another. I also focused on silhouettes, and steered away from printed fabrics. I brought this collection back to the TRUE Kaliver roots; the simplicity of beautiful fabrics, focusing on; construction, quality, design lines, and silhouette.
Where do you seek inspiration?
My inspiration manifests differently at different times of the year. It could come from a feeling, event, person, or object. This collection was based off concrete and gemstones, I also have a secret muse for this collection, and I pulled a boho vibe from them.
What has been a career highlight for you?
Participating in MBFWA, Next Gen and VAMFF. The likes of Hailey Baldwin wearing my clothes, along with North West. I also thrive off the instant feedback I get when I am manning our flagship store on Oxford Street, Paddington. I love hearing about my collection, how the modern woman would change it, or how much they love it. That for me is the biggest career highlight, seeing, first hand, people appreciating Kaliver.
What do you predict will be trending this season?
Tailored oversized coats, military influenced designs, and grunge streetwear.