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Dream On

COLLECTION 1 2014

Romance Was Born delight in the glee of 60’s baton twirling Marching Girls.  Attracted by the energy of their movements, the unity and rhythm of their routines and of course their cute sporty uniforms. This wholesome fun is roughed up with the tougher streetwise influence of 60’s Girl Gangs which gives the range a feminine delinquent edge.  Both Marching Girls and Girl Gangs have ranks and leaders, clubhouses or hangouts, but they have very different ideas on what it takes to have girl power!

DREAM ON arose from Romance Was Born’s creative connection with Alia Penner Californian artist and dreamer, lover of rainbows and stars and reluctant cool girl.  Penner’s bright illustrations and graphic paintings are the backdrop and insignia of the collection.  The logos and slogans hark back to the flower power or summer of love movement of the 1960’s.  In particular the LOOK symbol and the gender-peace-sign capture the essence of the free love ethos.  This feeling is something that Romance Was Born explore with their designs and this resonates across the entire collection.  With DREAM ON Romance Was Born’s silhouette is at times 

neat and structured like a marching girl’s uniform but at others the feel is slouchy and more relaxed evoking the girl gang’s street wear vibe.

DREAM ON is fun and hopeful, peppered with motifs like butterflies, stars and rainbows, the message from Romance Was Born is loud and clear - peace and love for all kind.