September 10, 2016
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Stephane Rolland
Paris, France – For Fall Winter 2016/17 the grand couturier Stéphane Rolland is back with a dramatically spectacular collection. Dominated by his fetish black and white, he shows why his work is always considered some of the most red carpet friendly in the business.
When a woman goes through the long and sometimes arduous process of getting her own piece of perfection known as the haute couture, she wants to make a statement. And she gets that with the silhouettes created by the grand couturier. He focuses on three important aspects. First we find elegant, long and conservative silhouettes that trace the majority of the body from the arms down to the legs. Then we find geometrical cutouts that show the flesh. And where cutouts are not called up, Stéphane Rolland employs sheers to reveal the skin. The final element in the construction of the collection comes in the form of Stéphane Rolland’s irresistible volumes. They are the final component in bringing forth the drama.
It’s actually fun to see how he combines rich textures to create his magic. Here we find crepe, chiffon, silk and even jerseys used in the composition of his gowns.
This season the grand couturier also introduces us to his new work with furs. Instead of simply creating the expected coats, shawls and stoles, Stéphane Rolland uses his mink and fox to create long capes and even skirt overlays. The end result is amazing work and skill expressed in beautiful forms for women.