Friday 1st March designer Roland Mouret unveils his inaugural bag collection during his Autumn Winter 2013 catwalk show at the Westin Hotel, Paris.
Mouret imagined a range of bags to be worn alongside the full RTW collection, with designs that translate easily from day to evening. An emphasis is placed on clean essential shapes and beautiful materials favoured by Roland Mouret that will endure time and wear.
Four styles; ‘Le Sept’ chain shoulder bag, ‘Hugo’ clutch, ‘Monceau’ buckle satchel, and ‘Paris- Paris’ frame pouch make up the debut collection. Materials selected from the finest Italian tanneries include calfskin, goatskin, stingray print kidskin, suede, and patent. The colour palette is deep and wintery with earthy tones of taupe, clay and dark brown accented with touches of petrol blue, emerald green, white and burgundy.
Attention to detail is showcased in functional elements: a secret mirror stowed in the clutch, a chain strap with flat links to sit comfortably on the shoulder. Antique gold finish hardware throughout the collection lends a tough edge to the collection, with branding engraved on a narrow bevelled gold bar. Other key details include the lock clasp, a lucite bar handle and signature buckle.
Mouret says of his collection: “The most important new category since I created the dress is the bag. I am so happy to start this journey and to present to you: Le Sept, Monceau, Paris-Paris and Hugo. The collection has a heavy mix of French attitude, making them the perfect complement to the Roland Mouret woman. Designing leather goods pushes you to question your creativity and bags are for me the next level of my design maturity.”