February 4, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Stéphane Rolland
Paris, France – Grand couturier Stéphane Rolland takes us to the Maison de Radio for the presentation of his new haute couture collection for Spring/Summer 2015. This time he is incorporating new materials like plastic in order to create new forms and shapes that allow him to reveal more while still remaining elegant.
Here Rolland takes us back to his very first solo presentation. That is to say that he has renewed with the beautiful, large but soft draping, the pure lines in the jumpsuit and dramatic volumes that give life to the ballroom gowns. These have always been a part of his universe but today, it seems as though he is going back to his true roots in the way that he is putting them under the spotlight.
He opens with a slight silk chiffon gown in white. It has a large volume and nude back which allows to showcase other details. This volume would go on to be a staple in the collection. From there we see a long black ball gown that stops several inches above the ankles. The left side has beautiful draping, and it is finished with a small thin sleek belt in black.
Personally this writer is in love with his black jumpsuit in crepe. He does it with long sleeves, and spiffy rectangular backline and neckline. He emboldens its with light, sky firework embellishments on the shoulders in black jets. This rectangular neckline also returns in many looks in the collection too.
As the show neared its end, Rolland sent forth several huge ballroom gowns. They are sumptuous, generously cut and divine. As the models that were lucky enough to be chosen to wear them moved through space and time, all one could do was sit in amazement at the genius of Stéphane Rolland.