Roland Mouret, the new look modernised

Fashion collections are often inspired by a generalised period of time. “My collection was inspired by the 19xxs” you’ll hear a designer say as they wave their hands about to indicate that not only have they been inspired by a whole decade, but that they’ve also generalised and romanticised it. Historically accurate such inspirations are not.

Not so with Roland Mouret’s fall / winter 2012 Paris fashion week collection, a collection which has a rather specific period of influence. 1947 to be precise.

Why 1947? It’s one of the rare years that fashion historians can utilise when they talk about the evolution of the modern silhouette for it was in February 1947 that Christian Dior debuted what has since become known as the New Look. Sixty five years on, however, it wasn’t serving solely as Mouret’s inspiration, with the lesser popularised harsh winter of 1947 also serving as inspiration.

So what does that result in? A rather well rounded winter collection where the tailoring and peplums of the New Look have been modernised and serve as accents to Mouret’s expected style.

You can see all of the Roland Mouret autumn (fall) / winter 2012 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.

Also from this fashion show.




Photography by Imaxtree