‘This season, I set out to question how women are shopping now. Investment pieces, separates or staples, each piece being purchased has a strong place in a woman’s wardrobe. And so, I thought about how to take something familiar and everyday and transform it into something unique. Women are looking for items which are both strong and yet disappear into an outfit, not so extravagant that you can’t wear often.’
- Roland Mouret
Reflecting on how women shop right now, what they need in their wardrobes and what they will want to wear over the next season, Mouret centred on reinventing staple items. Transforming items every woman has in her wardrobe into unique pieces, instantly recognisable as Roland Mouret.
Each garment celebrates the eponymous designer’s trademark style, redoubled in the smaller collection. Comprising of sharp block-colour tailoring across origami-folded pencil skirts and dresses, relaxed wide-leg trousers and loosely-draped silk tops, the collection is characteristically Mouret in its modest sensuality, minimal silhouettes and bold use of colour. From the soft draping of the midnight blue Cheo gown, to the asymmetry of the Rendy top and the sculptural folds adorning the Frenso jumpsuit, each piece is elevated by Mouret’s signature design codes.
Mouret establishes a collection which is both dramatic, yet understated enough to be pivoted, dressed up or dressed down, and re-worn on multiple occasions. Together, the pieces create an easily wearable capsule wardrobe which evolves with each drop throughout the season.
The colour palette too reflects the shifting season; moving from lurex monochrome, crimson and khaki in drop one to pops of bright blue and light rose in summer.
Speaking of colour palette, Mouret continues to be inspired by artists who play with colour blocking in their work. This piece by John Baldessari (1990) in particular was a strong influence to the latest collection.
Shop the new arrivals from the Spring/Summer 2021 collection here.