For the second time, Roland Mouret staged a small runway show at his grand London headquarters to introduce pre-fall — and he gave his lineup an arty twist this season. “It’s a buy-now, wear-now collection that needs to be desirable in every possible kind of weather — in a cold autumn, a warm winter,” said the designer. “The pastels clash with autumn colors, the fabrics are breathable, and eveningwear is fluid.”
Colorblocking was key, as in a black-and-white dress with flat, origami-like pleating at the front and wide-legged, pea-green trousers worn with a blush-colored trench. Monochrome was another theme, seen in a fluid red jumpsuit with wide legs and a pea-green skirt suit with a cropped jacket.
Mouret also favored magnified plaids — including one in rust and bright blue — for dresses and embellished the front of pencil skirts with laser-cut dots and flowers. Long, shiny strips of silver fabric on liquid kimono tops and gowns added a dash of flash to this ultra-sleek collection.