As an autumnal colour palette integrates our daily lives, Roland finds himself shifting towards a monochromatic mood board. He draws inspiration from the iconic black and white photographs captured by the pioneers of fashion photography. From Richard Avedon to Helmut Newton, Mouret admires how these masters play with light and shadow in order to create singular and mesmerizing effects; most remarkably reflected on the fabric of the pieces. He also notes how their sleek monochromacy and sharpness underlay intense emotions and depth.
Most of these bold images - now regarded as collectibles, were commissioned for renown magazines such as Vogue and Harper’s Bazar.
Photo: Jean Shrimpton by Richard Avedon, Toga by Forquet, 1965.