Stephane Rolland staged a show in the spirit of the traditional Haute Couture shows, when models used to walk the runway with number cards in their hands, when their outfits were described to the audience with an announcement made as soon as they stepped on the runway. And while the show's choreography brought us back in time, the Couture offering itself was utterly contemporary. Collection-wise, Rolland went back to basics and showcased his signature styles only - a small offering of 17 looks - that were all about 'less is more'. Stand-out pieces included a white sheath dress that came with a crepe stole, which was adorned with silicone embellishments, as well as sophisticated jumpsuits - a must chez Stephane Rolland - that made an impression with pleated organza sleeves and with a wrinkled organza train.
Floor-skimming, most of the time.
black, primary red, nude, white
crepe, silk crepe, silk faille, organza, gazar, platinum metal, crystals, ostrich feathers, silicone
Volume extravaganza: think long, floor-skimming tunic dresses, long jumpsuits with wide sleeves or a train, a long blouse dress with eye-catching organza structures and a 'cascade' skirt paired with a silky blouse, in addition to an impressive red silk faille 'basket skirt'.
stilettos, crepe cuffs embroidered with crystal baguettes, pussy bow shaped gem adornment