In anticipation of Roland Mouret’s imminent New York store opening at 952 Madison, the French-born London-based designer returns to the label’s feminine, modern, and seductive aesthetic, with the sentiment of desirability being at the forefront of Mouret’s collection.
Bright colour-blocked blouses with contrasting pastel collars, a-line skirts in kelly green alongside cropped trousers in primrose yellow contribute to the collection’s sporty edge, enhanced by sandals in royal purple and watermelon suede, and signature Classico handbags.
The sweet femininity of 3D floral appliques on cropped and asymmetric caplet tops give a soft edge to the collection. Hibiscus prints laser cut into cotton mesh create a fresh and subtle twist, while the blooming brightness of lilies bonded onto speckled playsuits give energy and eccentricity to the pieces.
Mouret plays with the notion of texture by layering raised honeycomb silks and waffle cottons into his signature stretch viscose fabrics, creating depth throughout the spring/summer offering. Boucle pencil skirts are given leverage with handmade linear fringe trim and diagonal paneling in peach, soft pink, black and white. Elsewhere, voluminous circle skirts and relaxed tailoring demonstrated by coats, trousers, and jackets offset structured bodices and strong paneling within Mouret’s iconic silhouettes, lending themselves to an effortlessly modern collection.
Mouret says of his collect, 952 Madison, ‘The Desirable’
“This collection is dedicated to 952 Madison. I feel I am now at the point where I am the closest with my customer – a sort of synchronicity, and I wanted to create a collection just for her. I want to reinvent the silhouettes she requires, the wardrobe that inspires, and give her the confidence she desires.
My first house at 8 Carlos Place has served as a starting point of learning for me, bringing me closer to the Roland Mouret woman. Today, I am filled with an overwhelming sense of joy at the thought of what is to come at 952 Madison, my soon-to-be New York home, and count myself exceedingly lucky to experience this next chapter of my working life with all of you here today.” – Roland