Runway Report: Roland Mouret Fall 2016

As we’ve reviewed collections from this season and last, it is undeniable that the 1970’s have held a powerful source of inspiration to so many of our industry’s Creative Director’s. As we near the end of the Fall 2016 runway shows it was Roland Mouret’s turn for this inspiration to strike, except, rather than the overt vintage/rock and roll inspiration that we’re so used to seeing, he simply weaved it into his always sophisticated and feminine aesthetic.

Mouret staples were there – geometric lines and precise construction – except this time they were infused with bohemian-friendly fabrics of velvet, lace and what he called ‘invisible tulle’ which seemed to be pieced together in shapes and curves providing more fluidity throughout the evening biased collection than ever before. One of our favorite details featured honeycomb shapes which were boldly outlined and filled with layers of eyelet lace in black and white was the perfect amalgam of these somewhat opposing ideas.

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