Roland Mouret, the king of form-flattering dresses, achieved the seemingly impossible with his spring/summer 2013 collection, making 1980s power dressing feel fresh, sophisticated and sexy. A classic colour palette of pillar box red, navy, cream and emerald green featured on sleek pencil skirts, oversized jackets with statement shoulder pads and dresses with origami-style panels that added interest to otherwise sleek silhouettes.
Cropped tops and cut-out collarbones on simple shirt dresses added a touch of subtle sensuality while Mouret played with proportions by pairing knee-length skirts with cropped biker jackets. Print appeared in the form of an abstract pinstripe, lengthening the legs of tailored trousers and adding volume to jackets paired with cycling shorts. Later looks made use of mud silk, giving a leather-like toughness to voluminous playsuits, one-shouldered tops and neatly cut jackets in tones of tarnished bronze, moss green and oxblood.
Mouret’s dresses featured abstract panels, classic colours and flattering shapes; the designer has once again created pieces that would find a place in any woman’s working wardrobe.
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