Roland Mouret S/S 2018
Scene setting: For S/S 2018, Roland Mouret returned to the ground floor of the brutalist National Theatre, where the brand hosted its celebratory 20th anniversary show last season. The soundtrack included medleys of Frankie Valley’s 1967 hit Can’t Take My Eyes Off You by Petula Clark and Lauryn Hill.
Mood board: It has never been easy to take your eyes off the Roland Mouret woman, always sensual and glamorous. The designer was influenced by artists Frida Kahlo and Georgia O’Keefe – both challenged notions of female identity and sexuality through their paintings. To wit, Mouret favoured rose and graphic floral prints, tufty textured fabrics and sparkling sequinned embellishments. Dresses were draped or cascading across the body, and pencil and split detail skirts were paired with corsets and off the shoulder tops in blacks and whites, clarets, navy and lilac.
Team work: Mouret collaborated with his sculptor-husband James Webster on a trio of porcelain medallions, which were worn as pendants on necklaces. Part of Webster’s exhibition ‘Trophies’, the necklaces resembled two porcelain hearts and the skull of a small animal.