Like a rock star who refuses to sing the hits anymore, Roland Mouret had become reluctant about the association to his wildly popular ‘Galaxy’ dress over the years. But when your signature look is this big, it’s bound to come back around. On the 10th anniversary of the release of Mouret’s now-iconic ‘Galaxy’ dress, the designer embraced the moment by reprising the dress in new, unexpected ways for Spring/Summer 2016, and then cashed in on the moment with a capsule release called ‘Galaxy 10’ featuring seven exclusive pieces in a range of shades that went on sale the moment his show at Paris Fashion Week wrapped.
His reprisal showcased a move toward a more relaxed fit. The classic ‘Galaxy’ sculpted the body into an hourglass shape with a restrictive silhouette, but his new versions were more democratically wearable – highlighted by tailored jumpsuits and separates with peplum tops. The collection also proved Mouret’s range outside of the ‘Galaxy’ with plenty of asymmetrically tailored dresses in minimalist color-blocked hues, which were lightly touched by scribbled prints. Other looks featured creative woven textures, like raffia vests paired with crêpe de chine trousers, sensual off-shoulder tops with mesh inserts, and long quilted tunic vests. One-shoulder and off-shoulder necklines were spliced with thin halters or knotted straps, adding a creative element to fluid, feminine looks. At the end of the show, Mouret went for an all-out parade of ‘Galaxy’ dresses in limited-edition shades like mint green, mustard, and soft rose, proving that his signature look was still as timely as ever.
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