It seems the early 1970s are making the rounds as a key inspiration for the fall 2012 fashion season. More than a few designers have embraced this period and delivered some of the key trademarks in their new collections including stiff skirt suits, slightly A-line shapes, and oversized fur collars.
Roland Mouret took the 1970s aesthetic and upped the ante…
Roland Mouret took the 1970s aesthetic and upped the ante, delivering an elegant – if not quirky – luxe sportswear line-up; one with enough couture touches to elevate the mood. Making his ladies feel rich is clearly one of his special talents.
Mssr. Mouret also cited Christian Dior’s first collection, the famed 1947 New Look, as providing creative direction for this effort, manifested in the simplicity of the silhouettes, the smooth outlines and the slight peplum references.
Though the collection was elegant throughout, what truly fascinated us was how used fur to duplicate traditional trimmed tweed jacket treatments by playing equally with each fur’s texture and color. He also combined knit wool with fur trims to create pieces that looked uncannily like Old School tweeds. Should we call this reference Chanel-ish?
We hope he actually sticks to this faux-tweed fur treatment again in collections to come, as it has a wonderful potential. And just for the record,
we would really love to see what can be done with this technique in menswear!
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