STEPHANE ROLLAND : Resolved Complexity Leads
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January 25, 2017
By Marcellous L. Jones
Photos Courtesy of Stéphane Rolland
Paris, France – This season Stéphane Rolland allows himself to be inspired by the sculptures of artists Constantin Brancusi, Michelangelo and Rodin. Their presence influences the grand couturier this season as he seek to create new emotions in his work. Like the first, Rolland feels that the body is indeed a messenger of real expressions. This is a direct notion that is perfect for conveying the aesthetic spirit of he who is renowned for the harmony that he achieves between his pure lines and voluminous structures.
“Brancusi, with his ovoid sculptures, inspires me to aim at anatomic precision, asymmetrical the birth of the world,” says Rolland. “Thus, monumental, yet slender dome gazar and faille dresses come into being, along with flowing hoods shaped like proud manes or pure gold halos surrounding the bust.”
The Spring/Summer 2017 collection sees Stéphane Rolland doing what he does best. That is to say, we discover him creating sublime, elongating silhouettes that leave women breathless. Here he works with his fetish silk crepes and wool silk & crepe combinations. Chiffon, gazar and and organza are used to create the profound depth of the sculptural embellishments that are needed in order for a gown to truly be worthy of Rolland’s attention. Thanks to their combined harmony, we see a marriage proposed between structure, lines, asymetrical cuts, softness and allure.