French designer Roland Mouret launched his latest collection in London on Sunday, aligning with the #MeToo movement in a parade celebrating femininity, independence and sensuality.
In the subterranean concrete lobby of the National Theatre, the London- based designer hosted buyers, journalists, bloggers, fashionistas and other Fashion Week VIPs to highlight his 2018 autumn-winter collection.
Models paraded through the ranks of guests following a labyrinthine route set to retro music.
Velvet corduroy dresses were worn with transparent tops; soft ties appeared nonchalantly tied around the neck; and lace socks were paired with sandals.
Mouret was eager to play with contrasts to explore concepts of femininity – – and his abiding mantra “…we all dress to undress”.
In red and black, in pale pink or midnight blue, his models subtly revealed garters and low-cut necklines.
“Roland Mouret proves that there is practicality in femininity, and femininity is a woman’s greatest power,” read the collection’s accompanying notes.
Mouret told AFP he deliberately chose fabrics reminiscent of the 70s — “still the highlight of women’s liberation” — for his latest designs as he incorporated the current climate into the collection.