Roland Mouret is back. Under his new label RM (backed by Simon Fuller who also manages the Spice girls) Mouret presented a pleasant cruise collection for Spring 2008. I wish I could say how much I loved all 21 pieces which made up the line entitled Satellite. But unfortunately my feelings towards it remain relatively lukewarm. There were no show stopping pieces although I’m not too sure Mouret had the intention of â€œwowing us. Instead he kept the collection relaxed utilizing loose fabrics. I did like the way Mouret contrasted a relatively shapeless upper body with a playful lower half of the silhouette. The tulip shaped skirts were cute and perfect for a spring wardrobe. But just as I’d develop affection for certain looks he’d add a bulky scarf that simply looked out of place.
The collection is commercially pleasing to the eye. And it appears as if each piece has been carefully created for the sole purpose of falling into predicted trend brackets thereby ensuring swift sales. This would be no surprise as RM by Roland Mouret will be available for purchase today over at net-a-porter and will no doubt be snapped up. But I feel slightly cheated. I expected innovation, excitement, originality. I mean we are talking about the creator of the Galaxy Dress aren’t we?