39 posts tagged "Roland Mouret"
Roland Mouret’s Fall 2013 collection took to the runway in Paris this morning. But we visited the designer in his showroom a few days prior and learned that, for the first time, Mouret is launching handbags. “After 15 years of just dresses, its nice to bring out bags. And these bags are really…” mused Mouret, who was cool and calm before his show. Four styles will hit stores for Fall. There’s the Hugo clutch, which is named for Victor Hugo, the Monceau, named for a park in Paris, the Paris Paris (above, right), and the Le Sept (above, left)—both of which get their titles from nightclubs that Mouret used to visit when he was “young.” The designer told us that his bags, which come in rich fall hues (like emerald, chocolate, and burgundy) and textures (calfskin, goatskin, suede, and stingray-print kidskin), are all about attitude. For instance, he suggests the cross-body Monceau would look great with a cocktail dress. He also thinks a bag should be every woman’s best friend (and really, who could disagree?). Our favorite style happens to be the Paris Paris—a sweet, geometric bag with gold hardware. “Every good friend brings something to your life,” Mouret explained, “and Paris Paris is little friend that you can bring with you everywhere.” However, constant companionship doesn’t come cheap: Mouret’s new wares will retail between $1,195 and $2,595.
Roland Mouret’s handbags will be available at select retailers and at www.rolandmouret.com this fall.
Just last year, Robert Clergerie handed over the reins of his namesake footwear brand to Fung Brands Ltd. and announced Roland Mouret as the new creative director. They’ve wasted no time expanding—fans of the French label, a group that includes celebrities ranging from Blake Lively to Lauren Hutton, will be pleased to know there’s a newly opened outpost located at 8 Rue de Grenelle, which bowed during Paris fashion week. (A Robert Clergerie pop-up shop also opened recently at Selfridges in London.) Inside the Paris space, designed by artist Thierry Dreyfus, Mouret’s debut collection is under the spotlights. “I am thrilled to present my first collection for Robert Clergerie in one of Thierry’s installations,” he says. “He is incredibly well-known in the fashion scene for his lighting and I have been a huge fan of his work since the beginning of his art installations.”
Louis Vuitton is seeing spots. The French brand has collaborated with Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama on seven pop-up shops (covered in the artist’s signature dots) slated to open this summer. New York’s Soho store will see the first opening on July 10 (in sync with the Kusama retrospective opening at the Whitney), where products ranging from trenchcoats to silk pajamas will be up for grabs. [WWD]
Everyone was talking about the cream gown with the daring front slit that the Duchess of Cambridge wore to a Claridge’s dinner last month. And now, Roland Mouret, the designer behind the dress, is speaking out about it. “I think it was quite fantastic that there was a split up the front,” he said. “That picture of a woman when you catch a little of the leg, that’s what you want to see.” [Vogue U.K.]
Margherita Missoni tied the knot this weekend with longtime boyfriend Eugenio Amos, in Brunello, a half-hour drive outside Milan. The bride wore a custom Giambattista Valli design, made with Missoni silk, organza, and flower embroidery. Despite the menswear shows in full swing, Franca Sozzani, Suzy Menkes, and Stefano Tonchi made the trip to see Missoni walk down the aisle. [Telegraph]
Next week, the Versace for H&M runway show is set to go off in New York. It was already going to be a grand affair, but WWD reports today that it’s got even more star power than we thought—Prince and Nicki Minaj are both performing after the show. In the spirit of collaborations, maybe they will do a duet? [WWD]
Once again, Tom Ford is designing the costumes for the next Bond flick, Skyfall. “James Bond epitomizes the Tom Ford man in his elegance, style, and love of luxury,” Ford says. [Telegraph]
Roland Mouret has decided to close his menswear label. Instead, he plans to focus on three new womenswear categories (footwear, bridalwear, and cocktail) he’s set to launch in 2012. [Vogue U.K.]
The designer behind Earnest Sewn, Scott Morrison, has a new venture called 3×1. The goal is to “offer the ultimate denim experience, from bespoke made-to-measure tailoring (with over 135 different stocks) to limited-edition runs of prêt-a-porter styles.” [Nowness]