Apr 16, 2011

A Splendor in Haute Couture. Stéphane Rolland Haute Couture Spring 2011.

I think that Stéphane Rolland needs more press attention because his clothes are truly amazing and are something to offer to Haute Couture. I also wondered why nobody ever considered picking his designs for red carpet events. What a statement they make! How glorious they look! What elegance they display! Yes, I am gushing and being a bit dramatic. And...I mean it....

Stéphane Rolland studied at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Balenciaga recognized his talent and hired him when he was 20 to work on the menswear collection. One year later he was promoted to Creative Director. At 24, he started his own prêt-à-porter line and it sold in 80 boutiques and department stores worldwide. Later, Stéphane Rolland wanted to try something new and it was Haute Couture. He happened to find a place which was Jean-Louis Scherrer Haute Couture and felt right at home. After being at the helm at Jean-Louis Scherrer Haute Couture for 10 years, Stéphane Rolland opened his Couture House on July 2nd, 2007 with his first show under his own name.

Stéphane Rolland
His Spring Couture Collection 2011 is a burst of high fashion radiation that flowed from his creative mind into the world. The collection had a modern, minimal opulence that demonstrated his captivating imagination.
I was tickled by all of the amazing silhouettes that displayed the perfect artistry that were emphasized  by the  knowledge and mastery of the hands of couture and construction.  There were beautiful necklines and dramatic shoulders. Extravagant gowns with dramatic tails and billowy, flowing sensual gowns, glided down the runway, commanding attention. The color palette is warm with orange and mustard with a splash of brown. Draping and pleating were some of the signatures for this spring as well as gold being the thread throughout the collection. You will see some of this gold especially in the white group and black group of dresses. And of course the right touch of embroidery and beading punctuated the designs with perfection. Wait until you see the jumpsuit for the finale. It made quite a spectacular statement.
Check out this splendor of Haute Couture and let it take your breath away.
Stéphane Rolland

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