Runway Report: Roland Mouret SS18

There was a certain scent in the air this afternoon, one that that smelt like change was afoot. SS18 marked a season of firsts for Roland Mouret, the launch of his first fragrance, Une Amourette officially for women, but open for all men too, as well as the shift in his silhouettes. You see Mouret has been observing the modern-day women’s movement across the globe and has come to realize that women do not need to be or feel perfect; they just want to feel free.

Swapping a few snug shapes in the dresses department, the designer went for open separates that flowed with dark florals and high-low lengths. A fray-edged denim bustier dress was constructed with thick leather taping and masculine tassels – a feminine silhouette in a strong fabric. And we can’t forget about the cobalt blue, off-the-shoulder, wide leg jumpsuit, made for a woman who has important places to be with no fuss.

It was extremely refreshing to see a male designer create a collection that is freeing both metaphorically and literally. After all, as Mouret has laid out in copious amounts of tangerine, lavender, raspberry, navy, and white, a woman’s work is never done.

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Sabi Datoo-Lalji is a British Fashion Editor and Consultant living in Chelsea, NYC. When she isn't dreaming about Valentino Rock Studs, Sabi can be found practicing yoga and finding zen-like havens for her blog ( Follow her whimsicle footprint on Twitter & Instagram @sabidatoolalji