What are the odds of two major collections drawing inspiration from the same sophisticated, but nasty portrayal of a vampire, as embodied by Catherine Deneuve in 1983’s “The Hunger”, to show during the same season of Paris fashion week? If we were to compare, Mouret’s approach to the eighties felt more exquisite, more disciplined, than Alexis Mabille’s but that might just be the effect of the strong Parisian flair his collection gave off starting with the very first look that came down the runway.
Styled with sleek chignons, pointy heels and sheer black stockings, Mouret’s garments carried their effortless chic attribute ever so distinctly. Figure flattering knee-length dresses, coats envisioned as embracing exaggerated proportions, cutting-edge motorcycle jackets and leather pieces meant to keep the attitude tough, were all renderings of the Parisian chic aesthetic Mouret chose to evoke this season.
The element of novelty came barring new interpretations of color-blocking, here done in patchworked geometry, as well as new approaches towards the classic smoking, imagined by Mouret as taking the form of deconstructed black and white blazers, skirt suits, column gowns or cocktail dresses, all strong, marking a brilliant way of closing a fabulous show.
You can see all of the Roland Mouret autumn (fall) / winter 2013 runway collection by clicking on a thumbnail on the left. From there you can browse through each of the pictures from the fashion show.
Photography by Imaxtree