Roland Mouret took a highly decorative approach to his figure-flattering, feminine silhouettes for fall.

 

His show notes named-checked Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks and Art Rock in Chelsea and Saint-Germain des Pres, and the collection’s lean curvy lines and Art Nouveau embellishment of graphic lace, rounded paneling and seam work reflected a pretty, streamlined retro romance.

 

Dresses came with loopy keyhole and empire necklines and many of the looks featured curious long, tight sleeves that were not attached to the dress. A deep palette of green, purple and a ton of Bordeaux velvet put the collection in line with the season’s megavelvet trend.

 

The best looks used the decorative artwork as accent, not the main course.

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