Roland Mouret’s inspiration for his collection for Spring Summer 2013 was his twenties, during which he spent much of his time partying at Le Palace, a nightclub in Paris. Minimalism was the core theme here on the runway, and the bold colours and silhouetted worked the latest and hottest developments in fashion charmingly.
A key new shoulder shape has emerged this season, flat, broad and streamlined, and it was present in one of his looks – a white jacked paired with shorts. Pencil skirts, in the design of scuba diving gears, as well as knitted well-cut skirts and feather-light tops with origami folds in a variety of shades, were all present on the runway.
Mouret made use of a glossy wet leather material for one of the looks which he described as being, “mud on fabric, manufactured under the moonlight”. The innovation aided the designer in creating a smooth, sexy and sporty look, with an emphasis on separates which was carried over to many of the looks actually.
The looks were elegant and a re-visitation of the eighties. The Parisian designer described this succinctly, stating that the eighties was a fun time for him because he was young , there was a lot of clubbing involved and because he had the opportunity to live with a group of friends.
The collection was a mix-up of street life, nightlife, high society and café society. A sense of optimism was brought forward for Spring Summer 2013 by Roland Mouret, through his Thick viscose jacquard knits sculpted across the body, which ensured there was plenty of his usual penchant for bodycon looks.