44 posts tagged "Roland Mouret"
The only thing coveted so widely as Victoria Beckham’s husband? Her wardrobe. Happily, word came this morning that the former Spice Girl has partnered with designer sale shopping mecca The Outnet to offer up more than 600 of her previously owned garments for a good cause. A portion of the proceeds from the clothes (appraised by Christie’s, of course) will benefit mothers2mothers, a nonprofit with an eye to supporting mothers with HIV. Designer pieces (by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Roberto Cavalli, Roland Mouret, and more) ranging from Beckham’s time as Posh on up through present day will be available, among them 10 of her most iconic ensembles. Those who hope to shop the sale, which runs from August 20 to 25, can head over to The Outnet today to sign up.
When it comes to fashion, the red carpet can often be filled with the same old, same old. But now and again, some bold celebrities shake things up with experimental, next-level looks. Here’s what’s feeling fresh this week.
This week, stars brought a much-needed jolt of energy to the red carpet with bright, electric hues. Elle Fanning kicked things off on Saturday in a vivid neon lace Christopher Kane Resort ’15 minidress at a panel for The Boxtrolls during Comic-Con in San Diego. Nicola Peltz, who can seemingly do no sartorial wrong, amped things up in a bright tangerine Prada Fall ’14 halter gown with plunging neckline at Monday night’s premiere of Transformers: Age of Extinction in Tokyo. Later in the week, everyone’s favorite TV bad girl, Taylor Schilling, stepped out in a bold, color-blocked Roland Mouret Pre-Fall ’14 look for a visit to the SiriusXM studios on Thursday in New York.
Wes Gordon, who was recently named a CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalist, has been steadily making a name for himself on the celebrity circuit. This week he got a nod of approval from a handful of A-listers who opted for designs from his Resort ’15 collection. On Monday, Gwyneth Paltrow chose a mid-length patterned sheath for a screening of Hector and the Search for Happiness in the Hamptons, and Maggie Gyllenhaal donned a sophisticated white number with metallic embroidery down the front for a taping of Good Morning America on Thursday morning. This could be the start of a very successful red-carpet career.
Last Saturday, Robert Clergerie gave its men’s shoe line a place of its own at 8 Rue de Grenelle in Paris’ 7th arrondissement. On Sunday, creative director Roland Mouret followed up the store opening with the presentation of Clergerie’s Spring men’s collection. “It’s about a certain heritage, but it’s also for a man who’s as much at home in Biarritz as he is in Paris,” the designer explained, speaking to his choice of saturated color. Taking archival drawings from J. Fenestrier (the men’s shoe factory Clergerie bought in his heyday) as a point of departure, Mouret sampled styles from the twenties and thirties, then injected a little Bryan Ferry into the mix. Some models, such as the black, white, and blue Simon Richelieu, really pop. Others have a more heritage air about them, such as the black or white “modern classic” derbies, which retain classic lines but are done in a leather treated with a matte, rubberlike finish (these, too, come in Prussian blue and coral red). Sneakers and slip-ons, such as the Gatsby, also bear the season’s perforation and toe-cap details.
Mouret gamely tackled that trickiest of accessories this season—the men’s sandal—by translating a whiff of nostalgia for children’s jellies into a leather model with a striped cork sole for grown-ups. And while this is officially a men’s collection, androgyny is part of the Clergerie backstory, hence the inclusion of a “communal” (don’t call it unisex!) range of ten styles adapted to men’s and women’s foot proportions. Among these: the Glen lace-up boot recently spotted on the Sibling men’s/Resort runway in London, or a mid-eighties-era women’s derby now recast, as Mouret put it, “for the 21st-century man.”
Roland Mouret is heading Down Under. After recently teaming up with Banana Republic to launch a well-priced collection of classic workwear, the London-based designer is collaborating with The Woolmark Company on a capsule of eight pieces made entirely of Australian merino wool. The collection will be sold exclusively at Myer and online at the designer’s relaunched website, rolandmouret.com.
Known for his expert draping techniques and bold use of color, Mouret employed bright hues like cobalt, fluorescent pink, tangerine, and aqua for the wool dresses, pants, and blouses. A first look at the collection, modeled by Australian blogger Nicole Warne, debuts exclusively here. “I wanted to experiment with bright colors, color-blocking, and a clash of colors,” Mouret told Style.com. “I am a strong believer in color therapy, in that colors can dictate a mood or atmosphere. The pinks, yellows, and oranges reference the sun reflecting on a place, with the blues and greens reminiscent of the shadows it creates.”
The collection wasn’t too far of a stretch for Mouret, who has been embracing wool for years. “I’ve been working with merino wool for a long time,” he said. “It drapes, folds, and takes on color in a way that no other fabric can. Working with Woolmark and Myer on this collection made complete sense to me, and I love the way it has turned out.”
“Coulda, woulda, shoulda.” Thanks to The Outnet, that phrase rarely leaves our lips—when it comes to shopping regrets, at least. The designer discount site operated by Net-a-Porter brings you the best pieces from seasons past, meaning not only can you snag those Alexander Wang shoes you sorely missed out on, but you can get them for a bargain, too. To celebrate its fifth birthday, The Outnet is reissuing some of its top designers’ greatest hits—think Alexander McQueen’s patent bow clutch, J.W. Anderson’s paisley top, and Roland Mouret’s iconic wool dress. It also put together an adorable video, above, debuting exclusively here on Style.com. Chic shoppers like Alexandra Richards, Leigh Lezark, Garance Doré, Leandra Medine (who just filmed her own video series for Style.com), and Harley Viera-Newton discuss their favorite pieces while grooving to our new favorite jam, “Love Letters” by Metronomy. “Balmain for me is the Parisian brand,” Doré insists. As for Viera-Newton, “Oscar de la Renta is the dream” and Jason Wu is for “the confident, strong woman.” If you want to look “adorable,” Lezark suggests Preen by Thornton Bregazzi’s pastel pencil skirt. We’ll take it from the experts. The full collection will be available only at TheOutnet.com starting April 29—killer dance moves not included.