Get ready for fabulous designs of French-born and British-based designer Roland Mouret, who will introduce his designs at a show during July haute couture. This will be Mouret's first presentation after he walked out of his eponymous company and ultimately launched 19RM with Simon Fuller, the media and entertainment mogul famous for inventing 'Pop Idol.'
'I don't draw - I drape and it is so much easier to explain with the hands,' says Roland Mouret, taking a white napkin from the table at Costes in Paris and folding it into a stand-away collar, a panier skirt or the sleeve of a coat.
Mouret's tailoring is basically a pre-spring 2008 collection, which is expected to hit stores in November, but the designer is trying to change the fashion system for the 'I want it now' generation. Instead of aiming for a new 'galaxy' dress - his 1940's style beloved of the star Scarlett Johansson - Mouret has made a capsule collection of 21 pieces for different body types.
Bottom-heavy woman whose pear-shape is gently shadowed by a coat opening up in triangular folds or a skirt with pouchy pocket captures top position in designer's list. Taking ethnic inspirations in street culture, the designer has implied a Mediterranean woven stripe fabric as a panel on a dress or as a jacket.
Referring to the complex folds and drapes of clothes Mouret says,
I'm doing what Zara and Co. can't do.