Grab Your Diary: Roland Mouret at Late at the Tate

Grab Your Diary: Roland Mouret at Late at the Tate

“It all starts from a square of fabric”

Over the last four years Roland Mouret has firmly established himself as a leading light in international design. Nominated as British Designer of the Year in November’s 2004 British Fashion Awards and having already won awards including British Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards, the prestigious Vidal Sassoon Cutting Edge award and a record three nominations at the Lycra British Fashion awards, his work is recognised and praised both within and outside the industry for its originality and his unique vision of women’s sensuality.

Roland continues to draw upon his eclectic background for his inspiration and creative perspective. Born in 1961 in Lourdes, this son of a French butcher has emerged from the fashion scenes of Paris and London working as an artistic director, model and stylist. He presented his first collection during London Fashion Week in February 1998 and received huge critical acclaim, with Collezioni giving him his first cover. Each of the fifteen one off pieces were hand made without patterns and constructed by skilfully draping fabrics on the body held together by hat pins and stud fasteners.

Retaining his self-taught technique, that it all comes from a square of fabric, Roland has evolved his method of draping and folding to meet the growing demands of modern ready to wear. His line encompasses tailoring, eveningwear, knitwear and accessories that he balances with private commissions of one off pieces and the development and expansion of his RM Rough raw diamond jewellery range. June 2004 saw the launch of the first Roland Mouret Cruise Collection.

Showing for the third time in New York Roland Mouret presented his AW05 collection to the best of the international press and buyers. With the SS05 and Cruise collection now being stocked in leading stores worldwide including: Harvey Nichols, Harrods, Selfridges, Liberty, Browns, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Lane Crawford, Printemps and Louis Boston, along with a growing list of high profile celebrities vying for his designs, Roland’s plan to establish his house internationally for the long term looks set to succeed.

The Roland Mouret atelier is based off the King’s Road in London.

Roland Mouret

all pictures and information courtesy of showstudio

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