This is a very exciting time for Roland Mouret. The designer has finally bought back the rights to his name – he had been designing under RM by Roland Mouret for the past five years – and is in the process of opening a boutique in London. Fitting with this transition, his Spring 2011 collection was a mix of the old and new.
As of late, Mouret has been moving beyond his iconic fitted dresses, and is instead transitioning towards looser silhouettes and separates.
The Spring 2011 collection saw some of that, while also showcasing what the designer does best: gorgeous monochromatic body hugging, sculptural dresses. Everyone from Victoria Beckham to Kristen Stewart has worn these pieces.
Mouret’s designs are all subtly sexy – think tightly fitting dresses cut below the knee with a slit up to the thigh, an open back, or a keyhole detail.
Aside from variations on the designer’s famed Galaxy dress, the collection featured pieces that were wearable and full of movement.
Highlights included free flowing silk dresses, soft cashmere cardigans, color blocked pants, and oversized shirts. The mix of high-style, sporty separates with ultra fitted, structured evening looks – including some bandage numbers – made for a collection that could go straight from the runway to the sales floor of any major department store.
The London-based French designer has proved once again that he can turn out a collection that’s wholly wearable from start to finish, without ever being boring.