×
192
Fashion Jobs
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Head of Marketing, Louis Philippe - Bangalore
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Manager - Online Sales &Amp; Merchandising Bangalore
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Group Manager - E-Commerce Product (B2B)
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Manager - Product, Louis Philippe
Permanent · BENGALURU
PANTALOONS HO
Senior Executive - Marketing
Permanent · PUNE
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Manager - Trade Channel, Finance
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Executive -Key Accounts (Mis),lp
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Senior Executive - Garment Technician (ww &Amp; Kids), Pdqa
Permanent · BENGALURU
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Sales Executive - Kannur &Amp; Kasargod
Permanent · BENGALURU
HIGH FASHION GARMENT COMPANY
Manager Humanr Resource (Male) From Mumbai Only
Permanent · MUMBAI
RAJ KHATRI FILMS PVT LTD
Digital Marketing Executive
Permanent · MUMBAI
PANTALOONS HO
Manager - Digital Marketing - Mumbai
Permanent · PUNE
LIFESTYLE BRANDS
Manager - Buying, Peter England- Bangalore
Permanent · BENGALURU
ANANDGUPTA COUTURE
Social Media Marketing & Fashion Design Assistant
Permanent · MUMBAI
DESIGNR
Sales Officer
Permanent · NEW DELHI
NETE.IN
CRM & Logistics Executive
Permanent · MUMBAI
FABINDIA OVERSEAS PVT. LTD.
Retail Planner
Permanent · NEW DELHI
SELECTIVE GLOBAL SEARCH PVT. LTD.
Business Development
Permanent · NEW DELHI
AJIO - RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Sales Officer
Permanent · KARIMNAGAR
AJIO - RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Sales Officer
Permanent · MIRYALAGUDA
AJIO - RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Sales Officer
Permanent · KOTHAGUDEM
AJIO - RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD
Sales Officer
Permanent · NAGARKURNOOL

Stéphane Rolland fêtes femininity in virtuoso haute couture show

Translated by
Nicola Mira
Published
today Jul 5, 2017
Reading time
access_time 2 minutes
Share
Download
Download the article
Print
Click here to print
Text size
aA+ aA-

Energy and emotion were at the heart of it all for French couturier Stéphane Rolland: the venue, the setting and of course the Autumn/Winter 2017-18 collection he showcased on 4th July. The designer celebrated his label's ten years in fashion at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, presenting a rather special collection, at once grand and much more than a mere anniversary effort.

 


Far from being a 'best of', the collection bore Rolland's unmistakable imprint, fine-tuned in ten years of work, with the timeless dichotomy of black and white always in the background. Like concert pianist Claire-Marie Le Guay and opera singer Béatrice Uria Monzon, whose performances made the show's atmosphere absolutely unique, Stéphane Rolland's women are at once striking and touching. As powerful as the sharp cut of their long crepe sheath dresses with accented shoulders, and yet emotional in their distinctive details: a cape, a veil seemingly frozen in the instant the breeze ruffles it, shaking it free, or the strips of gilded leaves running along the shoulder or down the side of a dress.
 
The search for the perfect silhouette extends throughout the collection, just as Rolland's long gowns which flare at the ankles elongate the figure. Cuts are minimalistic, pared-down, yet far from austere, slit dresses and sheer effects adding a seductive allure to looks in which emotion is shaped by artistry. The foliage motif is a throwback to Calder's mobile sculptures, a corset's cleavage is decorated with an Art Deco design, a sculpted breastplate has a tribal totem feel. Jewellery is woven into the dresses, its powerful presence the mark of a strong personality.

For a loyal audience, which notably included Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, Stéphane Rolland has showcased a collection to be enjoyed "as a musical score, lyrical and searching for the essential, going back to its roots." It resonated like an opera tune in the couturier's mind, and found a harmonious echo in the show's setting and its grand finale, to the audience's rapturous applause. 

Copyright © 2019 FashionNetwork.com All rights reserved.