For the Stéphane Rolland Spring 2017 Haute Couture collection, the designer allowed himself to be inspired by the sculptures of artists Constantin Brancusi, Michelangelo and Rodin. Their presence influenced the grand couturier this season as he sought to create new emotions in his work. Like the first, Rolland felt that the body is indeed a messenger of real expressions. This was a direct notion that was perfect for conveying the aesthetic spirit of he who was 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,” said 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 2017 collection saw Stéphane Rolland doing what he does best, creating sublime, elongating silhouettes that leave women breathless. Here he worked with his fetish silk crepes and wool silk & crepe combinations. Chiffon, gazar and and organza were used to create the profound depth of the sculptural embellishments that were needed in order for a gown to truly be worthy of Rolland’s attention. Thanks to their combined harmony, there was a marriage proposed between structure, lines, asymetrical cuts, softness and allure.
Watch behind the scenes as sculptural art takes form.