An excellent showing at Roland Mouret for Fall/Winter 2015 launched the third day of Paris Fashion Week, proving that the French designer has come a long way from the days when he had to leave the technicalities of garment construction to the experts. His innate sense of sensuality got him through the start of his career, but now he stands over a decade later as accomplished a designer as any. His latest work demonstrated his grasp of tailoring complexities, and resulted in a graphic, bold collection of muscular dresses and covetable outerwear.
Although Mouret has long praised the beauty of the female form, he relaxes his grip a little bit for Fall/Winter 2015. The athletic fit of his tops was proportionally balanced by looser A-line skirts, which were given depth and movement with the addition of inverted pleats, evidenced by the confident stride of his models. Mouret also exhibited an artistic spirit for the season, with punchy graphic knitwear sharing the runway with solid, beautifully tailored looks, like an exemplary powder-blue suit with zippered details. When his lovely looks weren’t layered with sheer fitted blouses, they were topped with gorgeous outerwear, like patchworked leather moto jackets and printed knit topcoats. The show ended with a series of simple little black looks, which read a little lackluster given the accomplished air of his mixed-print collection. Still, one had to appreciate their graceful tailoring and chic attitude, especially when they offered cheeky glimpses of décolletage.
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