Roland Mouret SS17
The ultimate architect of clothing, Roland Mouret, was inspired by the opening of his New York boutique for his Spring/Summer 2017 collection, which he unveiled to an intimate crowd on a sunny Sunday afternoon. "Similar to the evolutionary aesthetic, 1920s era the store at Madison Avenue was built in, this collection evolves in a mix of volumes and texture that perfectly characterises the boutique," the designer said.
The ultimate New Yorker, Olivia Palermo, was seated in the front row looking her usual chic self as the parade unfolded, kicking off with softly-draped blouses and dresses that fell delicately off the shoulder in a patchwork of prints. From there things got architectural with squared off peplums appearing on the waists and sleeves of knitted tops and sportier dresses, which came complete with fluted hemlines. For a statement finish Mouret issued a series of shimmering dresses in yellow and rose gold that were artfully suspended by halter necklines, their fringed ribbon ties trailing behind the models, and, to contrast, more graphic black or white top-and-skirt pairings in hessian mesh.
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