Stephane Rolland's haunting new collection
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Different designers have different views for what winter 2016/2017's fashion should look like. Check out what Stephane Rolland suggests.
Haute Couture collections have always been quite different from the ready-to-wear, mostly because most of the time the collections' items have more resemblance with costumes than with something that is actually wearable. Of course there are always exceptions in this generalization.
One of those exceptions is Stephane Rolland or more precisely his work. He has shown us collection after collection that Haute Couture does not mean that it can't be a 'regular' dress. Of course using the finest materials in the making of the collections, the French designer creates something that can be described as minimalistic Haute Couture.
His collections have always been mostly black and white, with just a pinch of color here and there. In the collection for next winter Stephane pulls all the stops in creating something timeless, wearable, elegant, minimalistic and simply exquisite. The asymmetrical dresses are subtly provocative yet decent, elegant and stylish. The designer plays with form and volume and that is what makes the collection unique and chic in some unimposing way.
The cuts and details on the other hand are over-the-top in the same unimposing way. It looks like there is a really thin line between something looking stylish, delicate and expensive and cheap and over done on the other hand, and Stephane seems to be walking the line in some ridiculously confident way.