2012-13 Fall/Winter Collection, black, bordoux, burgundy, copper, crêpe, Cream, evening dresses, fashion, flesh, glamour, gold, haute couture, luxury, navy, organza, ostrich feather, python, satin, silk, Stéphane Rolland, style, suede, white
French designer, Stéphane Rolland, has often been referred to as the “architect of fashion”. Best known for the tremendous skill he possesses when it comes to the daunting task of constructing impeccable high fashion. Stéphane’s, love for design and fashion has been a life-long affair. Having sketched his first dress, at only four years old, it’s more than fitting that he chose to study at the prestigious, Paris at l’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la haute couture.
Stéphane perfected the art of precise tailoring, and had his own vision and philosophy on fashion and design.
Stéphane Rolland drew inspiration for his stunning, Fall/Winter collection from Finnish architect and furniture designer, Alvar Aalto. Boasting sleek lines and flowing capes, this collection defined both ethereal beauty and exquisite engineering. By using an organic color palette, Stéphane Rolland exhibited that his clothing can deliver maximum impact with minimal form – the true beauty of the piece rests in the flawless execution of the garment and how the natural movements of the body can visually bring it to life. A parade of floating, chiffon and organza gowns made their way down the catwalk in rich camel, elegant ivory, and lush ruby shades. Also seen were impeccably tailored suits in opulent, jet black which featured sewn-in capes that gave the body-conscious masterpieces a beautiful dramatic effect and fluidity. Every piece showcased was even more radiant than the next. Daring slits, tiers of soft layers, elaborate ruffles, and provocative cutouts enhanced each creation. Feathers, suede fringe, silicone fur, and polished wooden accessories adorned several pieces and boasted the modern-day art influences Stéphane drew from. – by Julianna Maranon