Stéphane Rolland got down to provide beneficiant attire, however he additionally served up further drama. His movie presentation drew on the forceful aspect of nature, with pounding waves, darkish skies and bluffs with jagged edges serving as a backdrop for his hanging silhouettes. The wind tugged on the materials, and stuffed the hood of a purple satin ballgown, additional exaggerating its voluminous proportions.
“When you see this red dress — the girl walking on the beach with the storm rising, with the wave — phshhh! like this — and suddenly you have the wind and the capuche like this and the skirt like that,” mentioned Rolland, utilizing the French time period for hood, describing the movie’s scenes on the seashores of Biarritz from the label’s white-carpeted city home within the seventeenth arrondissement of Paris.
Nieves Álvarez modeled the items, strolling alongside a skinny seawall as the material of her yellow silk costume slides over the sting, and later, perched on a rock in lengthy, yellow trousers, defiantly waving her white satin poncho on the agitated water and sprays of froth.
The opening look is all white — a protracted fitted costume, with a skirt trailing behind, lined piles of frothy organza ruffles, standing upright, like pointed leaves. There was a black costume, too, with the same method, solely the tufts rose up the again like wings. Just the correct dose of drama for the purple carpet.
For his elaborations, the designer drew on work by mosaic artist Béatrice Serre. She was launched to him by a good friend, the late gallerist Yves Gastou.
“She’s attracted by the earth, the cosmos, all the energies, and she’s working mosaic like the Romans did — but in a very modern way,” enthused the designer, noting he hadn’t proven her the handiwork she impressed. The purple, caped costume had a bustier lined with marble, Swarovski crystals and purple coral whereas a gold, brocade tunic was lined in citrine, amber and marble. Embellishments have been reserved for easier cuts, to maintain issues balanced.
“If my cut was sophisticated, I would not make it too precious,” mentioned the designer. Rolland additionally launched new equipment with the line-up, outstanding rings within the type of a flat, polished stone, all white and easy.
Rolland famous he’s had success with caftans currently as purchasers entertain from dwelling — and in addition has drawn up a small assortment for males.