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Posted on September 27, 2013
Roland Mouret Spring 2014 Collection
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Tags: Paris Fashion Week, Roland Mouret, Runway, Spring 2014 Collections
That’s so 80′s that my hair inflated to twice its size just looking at those pictures.
My almost exact thoughts: Sheer, again, yay! And some 80s power suits thrown in to mix it up a little.
My thoughts exactly. I hope they played “Electric Avenue” for the runway walk.
Yup, against my will I started singing Flock of Seagulls as I scrolled. That pink suit !
FINALLY design + execution + aesthetics = REAL FASHION. Love this.
This is what all the fashionable tv’s are wearing this season! (And I would kill for some of these looks! Inquire within.)
Black electrical tape never goes out of style.
Don’t like any of it except the plainer white outfits in the middle and the screenshot dress and maybe a few other pieces. Everything else just seems deliberately wonky and forced – but probably looked better on the catwalk since the fabrics look beautiful. Hate those shoes!!
My thoughts exactly. Loved the solid white pieces, but not so much anything else.
it feels really juvenile and fussy and dated. I also get a distinct whiff of resort furniture fabric
Such an 80s vibe. I can’t say I like the collection as a whole very much, but there are a few interesting pieces.
That’s a lotta Frankendresses.
It feels as if they didn’t have enough material and used all the leftovers to make these dresses.
It’s pretty decent. The glovelets are a bit distracting, and it feels odd to see models wearing flats, much less flats that look like they taped ballet shoes on them with electrical tape.
I loved everything here!!! Very ‘Blondie’ during the beginning of the ’80s
Oh, what went wrong? This collection is dreadful.
I’m just happy that ‘satin boob strap’ just entered my vocabulary…
I need to dig out my Memphis Studios Acme earrings to go with all of these!
Underwhelmed. I have to say, I’m underwhelmed by most of FW this year. Bleh.
I like most of this collection. Some of the shapes are a little off though.
I just can’t get with the whole ‘Trapper Keeper Chic’ thing. :-
I like the risk taking and some of it is gorgeous, but there’s too much messiness. With the colorblocked print, there’s that cute halter top/pencil skirt (though what woman wears a white pencil skirt?) and lovely v-necked dress followed by a blobby origami tank top with a crotch-tape skirt and a rubberized uniboob sheath dress. Huh?
[raises hand] This woman owns 3 white pencil skirts.
Well, I was speaking generally. For me it’s the shape (which is tricky to move around in and IMHO unflattering on many body shapes) combined with the color (white–so hard to keep clean!). I can’t imagine how to keep from tripping or spilling something on myself and then looking like Pigpen for the rest of the day. But all women are not klutzy messes like me – I bet you look soigné as all git out in yours!
So, I’m home, I’m looking at this while my 5yr old sits beside me and looks on. She asks if I like the dresses. I say “Yes, but they are looking so 80s.” She knowingly nods and says,”Yeah, very.” Then I laugh and say “You don’t even know what the 80s mean.” To which she answers, “Sure I do. The 80s are back in the old, old, old days.” SIGH.
I bet you needed a drink after that lol
Lucky she’s old, old, old enough to drink!
One day, she’ll tell you something looks like (or was like) back in the 10s or 20s and you can laugh at her.
This technique of crinkling and folding like origami, it’s everywhere now so I’m trying to embrace it. But I do wish to see it done in a way where it works with the lines of the body in some way and includes the human form instead of sitting on top of it because it requires a body to prop it up.
Someone probably already said this, but a lot of these remind me of that girl everyone went to high school with that thought it would be super cool to make her prom dress out of duct tape.
This collection totally frustrates me. I love the combinations of teal, hot pink, yellow with the black and white stripes, BUT, the placing of the color blocking and extra design elements give me headaches because there is just too much going on, an extra color block in a weird placement, a few extra flaps here and there that seem completely unnecessarily complicated.
Oh God — is this what we are going to have to look at for the next seasons of the Real Housewives of XYZ?
Welp, you could do like I do and avoid those shows like the plague.
I have for a few years….except after too many cocktails.
Am I the only one seeing a bit of a mid-90s rave nod? Some of those dresses with straps that look like electrical tape and asymmetric hems? Though the colors are certainly more 80s.
It’s frustrating when the colors and fabrics are so lovely, but the design elements take them to places few women should ever wish to wear.
My first thought: Memphis.
So, too 80s for me; hate the colors. But I did think that the wrap skirts, ie 1st photo, was what Alexandria was going for in this past challenge.
That cobalt dress in the middle looks like it has a flesh belt. Blech!
The last few dresses look like wadded up tissues. Not cute.
That was fun.
is that a giant antacid tablet in the background? some of these are lovely, some not. and thank you for the color, mr. mouret.
It was pretty cute throughout but the end got a little too much for me.
80′s cybergoth? am i the only one seeing this? don’t matter, i like it. or about half of it…power suits will never really do it for me.
and by power suits i mean sheath dresses? i think i looked at too many collections in a row and mashed some of them together in my head. i like the multi-colour pieces, less the solid dresses.
1985 called and would like its Patrick Nagel Duran Duran album cover back.
Some of it is so delightfully 80s–fun. And I’m glad to see them in enough collections to expect that the bright, saturated jewel tones I’ve always loved are back!
They lose me about halfway through, though. And I particularly can’t sign off on “sheets and electrical tape” dresses.
Tedious and totally unmemorable! Congrats on giving all the models short stubby legs….really quite an achievment!
I don’t like this at all. He’s gone so far up his own ass for this collection that he’s bordering on self-parody.
The shiny fabric is a bit of a misstep.
I have the 7th look (fuscia suit) hanging in my “might come back into style someday” section of my closet. I bought it at Loehmann’s sometime around 1985. Time to get it out and see if it still fits!
I saw that suit and thought/hummed : “one of these things is Not like the Others…”
I like the call-back to the 80′s but some of the flaps and drapes just seem WRONG. I like about 1/4 of them. I think he needed to edit more.
Well, the prints are all gorgeous… I imagine these will look great in editorials, but they’ll be toned down for the real world… right?
(There are a few dresses that are outrageously beautiful, but yeesh. Most of us don’t live in a Terry Richardson Nylon shoot!)
Begins with prison stripes madness… end on prison sheet sadness.
Just…NO. Do not get this.
I love a lot of this. And I covet the leather jacket in the third photo from the top. God, I love that Tiffany blue!
With exceptions, the monochromatic looks were more to my tastes. Folding & shaping is enough, without adding color(or god help us print) blocking to it, in most cases. Missed several looks altogether and had to scroll back up because I was transfixed on the sheer demi-gloves, thinking “really? Mouret is going to conspire with aging stars to make them a thing?”
Overall, not as elegant a feel as I expect from Mouret. Too many bands of black at awkward, unflattering places, and too much too much overall.
I don’t get it. Was it a bet? Was it a dare? Did the fashion houses get together and decide to have some sort of collective breakdown?
In 1985, I had a favorite dress that I wore to all my friends’ weddings. This collection reminds me of this dress, so I tend to look more fondly at it than I think I would otherwise.
FLATS ON THE RUNWAY? Hell yes.
i’d love to see katy perry in look #25 (strapless magenta top with cobalt blue/magenta brushstrokes on white on the skirt)