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Roland Mouret Fall 2012 Runway Review

As a go-to for ladylike dresses, Roland Mouret is simply fantastic – after all, were it not for him Victoria Beckham might arguably still be walking red carpets in skintight leopard and neon. While it’s hard to tire from seeing Mouret’s fitted day and cocktail dresses, he stepped up his game beyond monochrome dresses.

Inspired by Paris in 1947 (during the big freeze), the designer showed some looser silhouettes, often fashioned into pantsuits, long architectural vests, short fur vests, prints (including a tasteful leopard that Beckham, circa now, would surely approve of), turtlenecks, and belted outerwear with oversized pockets (also seen on some of the vests). While the separates made for impressive pieces that one could easily imagine slipping into his customers' closets — especially the long vests — it’s the sculpted, origami-like knee-length fitted dresses that were the most memorable.