Roland Mouret Mr.
June 25, 2011 Paris
And, as much as he aces that look for women, Mouret is also a big fan of the style influences that make a man a man: sport, business, the army. Again, the military subtext had a slight period flavor—perhaps the French in Southeast Asia? One of the highlights of the show was a chocolate safari jacket, paired with taupe-y shorts and a gray silk polo. The same jacket also appeared in white (with blue shorts) and in black leather, where it looked like the kind of thing T.E. Lawrence might have worn for his last fatal motorbike ride. Such echoes of male icons past reflect Mouret's ongoing fascination with Real Men. Here, he imagined someone who was confident enough in his masculinity to take on a slightly feminine detail like the little sailor collar on a knit top or a cashmere twinset in mint green. Even in that, Robert Mitchum would still be able to put the fear of God into you on a dark night.