For the Stephane Rolland Fall 2016 Haute Couture collection, the designer searched for new lines and the coordination of abstract geometric elements which led him to the painter and sculptor Pablo Palazuelo, one of the great luminaries of Spanish art in the latter half of the 20th century. It was he who gave him the keys to launch this new season.
Rolland naturally continues to produce that which defines him fully, the exploration of movement, but this time associated with more angular and cubic shapes. These very forms, true windows, unabashedly exposing the bust, leg and hip, combine with the fullness of big bubble skirts made of taffetas and duchess satin cut-outs. Bold and crisp cuts, complemented by monochromatic block colours offer a dramatic persona to a stunning collection
Black lines ripple throughout the collection and white emerges, rebellious and undulating. The color palette gives lightness and provides a balance to the extreme and yet erotic rigor of a sheath.
With checks, labyrinths or large netting, each module is assembled by hand on a grid of leather or silk bands making the sensuousness remain light. A variety of materials is featured as coats, capes, waistcoats, skirts, hats, and scarfs in mink, fox, and sable.
Go behind the scenes and watch how fashion and art come together.