As the weather warms up, thoughts of a lighter wardrobe are undoubtedly running across the minds of many. But what if instead of typical linen and cotton, you took a chance on leather? The dense fabric normally associated with cooler temps has finally been altered to a humid friendly medium, thanks to Italian designer Marianna Rosati of DROMe. Launched in 2009, Rosati grew up watching her father manipulate the sensual fabric and decided to modernize the techniques she was surrounded by. “My father’s company was called Santacroce and it was mostly famous for its leather,” Rosati recalls. “At the beginning, I worked with leather a lot so I think that’s how my interest in this material grew.” After continuing to work with the fabric in her assistant days, it made sense to continue building on that stable foundation. The result has been a brand that fantastically incorporates skins with other fabrics like silk to create twisted lightweight tops, ruffled detailing, and even opalescent trousers. With Pre-Fall on the buying horizon, take a look for yourself at the current and upcoming DROMe seasons.