De foundation of Roaldité can be found in the movie Melancholia (Lars von Trier, 2005). This movie incorporates big contrasts, both in terms of storyline as in feel and atmosphere. A mysterious feeling is evoked by placing refined and feminine elements into an eerie context. A similar way of combining elements can be seen in the large sculptures created by Anish Kapoor and Contantin Brâncuși. By combining elements in this way, it can be hard to interpret the creations they present. The audience might therefore start to wonder what they are looking at; is it an accessory, a sculpture, or a garment?
Breaking through whatever might be expected, and the tension brought forth from the contrasts mentioned above, are were very influential in the creation of Roaldité. In terms of silhouette this was applied by taking inspiration from artists who create sculptures, either blowing up or minimizing design elements, and giving certain objects new functions. Contrasts were also incorporated into the fabrics by use of optical illusions, tactility, and structure. By using these elements, fabrics can feel, move and behave very different from what is expected when you look at them.