Roland Mouret cited contradiction as the guiding principle of his Spring 2014 collection, which manifested in a sportier side to his normally elegant tailoring. Bold colours ruled the runway with crop tops, cutouts, and sheer inserts revealing plenty of skin in second-skin dresses and relaxed trousers. Evening brought out a more sensual side with high sheen mixing with printed chiffon in red carpet-ready dresses. Looks like contradicting himself suits Mr. Mouret.
Child star, this Harry Potter actress is not! In her cover story for the latest installment of Net-A-Porter's The Edit, Emma Watson models the eco-friendly designs of Green Carpet Challenge labels including Christopher Kane, Roland Mouret, and Alexander McQueen. Speaking with Livia Firth on the conflict between sustainability and style, the actress admits, "I would love to wear garments that are ethically sourced, but there aren't enough options for me to be able to do that realistically."
Fortunately, the options were plentiful for Emma's sophisticated shoot. And though she looks at ease, don't let her poise fool you: "On the red carpet, I'm usually in so much discomfort — my shoes are uncomfortable, I can't breathe in the dress. I don't compromise like that in my everyday style." And that refreshing confession is just one of the many sides she shows!
Yesterday in London, Kate Middleton got glamorous for a dinner hosted by The Thirty Club at Claridges. We're more used to seeing the Duchess of Cambridge in dress coats and tweed, but she went all out last night in her thigh-high split Roland Mouret dress. Kate teamed the updated version of the 2009 Lombard dress with a pair of crystal-studded Jimmy Choo Vamp Sandals (£484), which the Duchess also wore in Los Angeles last July. She finished off her stunning look with a diamante clutch and Beaut Eva Earrings (£195). Click through to see Kate from every angle, and let me know what you think of the Duchess' style!
It looks like the fash pack in Londontown is getting ready for the Autumn/Winter 2012 show schedule which kicks off this Friday even though New York Fashion Week is still in full swing. Last night at the posh Savoy Hotel on the Strand, models, celebrities, socialites and supporters of master designers such as Burberry's Christopher Bailey, Roland Mouret, Sarah Burton and many more gathered for the Elle Style Awards. Take a peek at all of the high style attendees who managed to make their way onto the red carpet and leave a comment letting me know whose dress you like best.
Paris Fashion Week is now over which marks the end of the Autumn/Winter international shows. We saw some amazing collections in New York, London, Milan and, most recently, Paris. It's been a difficult task, but I have picked my ten favourite shows from a vast array of world famous fashion houses. Click through to see some gorgeous Autumn designs introducing a range of new trends.
Donatella Versace doesn't do things by halves. Last night, she hosted a celeb packed party in London attracting Hollywood names like January Jones and Dominic Cooper along with girls of the moment Daisy Lowe and Alexa Chung. The party was held to launch the CSM 20:20 Fashion Fund. The fund will help raise money for the new Central Saint Martins campus in Kings Cross. The college has nurtured some of the industry's best loved talent including John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Hussein Chalayan, and Stella McCartney. Click below to see photos from the party and to find out who wore what.
An exciting new exhibition opens in London today looking at some of Dior's amazing illustrations. It looks at the work of René Gruau who created some of the fashion house's most iconic images throughout the twentieth century. Dior Illustrated opens today at Somerset House and runs until 9th January and will include images created for Christian Dior Parfums, vintage perfume bottles, sketches and magazines, along side a few Dior Haute Couture dresses.
Last night, Harper's Bazaar held the Women of the Year awards in London. The red carpet attracted a whole host of glamorous ladies including Natalia Vodianova, Hayley Atwell, Olivia Williams, Yasmin Le Bon and Natalie Massenet. The Net-a-Porter founder took home the Innovator of the Year award whilst Manolo Blahnik won Man In A Woman's World prize! Click through to see photos from the party.
His new store will be on Carlos Place. It is a six storey building allowing for two floors of retail, Mouret’s atelier, design workshops, studios and a sales showroom.
Roland commented, "My partnership with Simon Fuller is unique, he has allowed me to develop a business whilst ensuring I always had enough space and resources to follow my intuition and establish the company. Acquiring the trademark was always part of our plan. The future is very exciting."
Last night, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Net-a-Porter 10th birthday celebration. The party was held at their brand new offices in Westfield White City and it was star studded. We sipped on peach bellinis and champagne whilst the DJ played classic disco tracks. Founder of the eboutique Natalie Massenet made a speech where she thanked everybody in the room and apologised to all the husbands! Click through to see photos from the party. Happy 10th Birthday Net-a-Porter!