Roland Mouret’s is fabric and this architect of cloth delivered a collection ― although probably already close to completion when it all went down ― that spoke of expressed freedom. “The collection is for a woman who uses words, both for their poetry and their violence,” explained Mouret backstage. “And in music, I am attracted to people who don’t hesitate to open their mouths.”
A Mouret outfit says impeccable in design and visual impact. Attuned as he is to the big picture of being a fashion brand, that flows all the way through to the finishing touches. The artisanal collage of tweeds and thicker weights looked as effortless as the ones with gauze-thin material. One coat looked at once thin enough to bridge the mid-season divide, or be layered with one of his jackets. Left unbelted, it was kinder to those without a hardbody.
Photos: Kim Weston Arnold