Haute Couture Spring 2015: Stephane Rolland

Presenting his SS15 couture collection, Stephane Rolland opened the show with a variety of monochromatic, lavish gowns.

Fabric draped softly around bodices, flowing over the natural silhouette in a relaxed, demure fashion. Featuring asymmetrical sleeves and emphasised waists, the collection embodied traditional femininity and was reminiscent of Grecian dress. With flared jumpsuits and metallic detailing there was also a hint of 70s inspiration, which quickly evolved into a display of futurism.

Consistently staying within the monochrome palette, Rolland added a subtle touch of brown, and used an ombre effect to present the simple transition of shading. The use of bold black and white made for a clean aesthetic, which contrasted against the hues of gold and silver.

Rolland’s use of sheer fabric combined with heavy material added a smooth finish that relied on weight to convey the image. Transparent skirts clouded physiques whilst cut out design and metallic appliqué added a revealing edge. Fine touches of ruffles and 3D accessories romanticised the collection, presenting a feminine form.

Architecturally speaking, Rolland incorporated a lot of shape and movement in to the collection, opting for an origami display in several looks. With the natural flow of fabric and the added trimmings, the overall finish was very feminine, focusing on a strong silhouette.

Using several inspirations to form the collection, Rolland’s couture show provided the audience with a taste of glamour. From all white statement gowns to excessive 3D features, Rolland has managed to create an assortment of garments that exude femininity.








by Emma Walsh

Images courtesy of Stephane Rolland


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