Roland Mouret showed his AW13 collection at Paris Fashion Week on Friday 1st March, 2013. Roland explains the inspiration behind his latest collection:

“I wanted to share with you my feelings on why I love to show in Paris – it is because Paris evokes something in me, each season it inspires me to make the collection more ‘Parisienne’ , it makes demands on you and of you. It seems to me Paris has its own definitions in the ‘dictionnaire de la mode’ to make something more ‘Parisienne’, it obliges you to step away from the trends that could happen in London, New York and Milan. I learnt of British quirkiness with my first shows in London, learnt of American sportswear when I showed in New York but Paris is different. Now my ideas of ‘the woman’ combine with a strong sense of ‘Parisienne’ which takes me on a journey of opening new doors, in a sense of draping and visualising.

Being inspired all the time by the silver screen, the cinematic direction of this collection is based around the ultimate Parisienne Catherine Deneuve in The Hunger. For day to evening I focused on strong tailoring, three dimensional folds, bold colours and an ‘air de danger’.”