In a business where runway looks are all over Instagram five minutes after their catwalk debut, everything can quickly seem so 5 minutes ago. Except when they're not, like in the case of Roland Mouret's flattering and timeless Galaxy dress which he introduced waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in fall of 2005 for Spring 2006.
And a decade later, the design still looks fresh and fabulous. (image)
Of course, it helps to be be backed financially by the amazing Simon Fuller - yes, that same Simon who created Pop Idol (American Idol stateside), produced 500 No.1 hit singles, managed the Spice Girls, discovered Amy Winehouse and masterminded Victoria and David Beckham's fashion empire. He is also behind Mouret's new eponymous NYC store opening on ritzy Madison Avenue at the end of 2014. (image)
As part of his deal with Fuller, Mouret has creative freedom to create what he wants - like these glamorous looks (below) inspired by legendary American couturier Charles James. "Mouret's dresses look good coming, but this season he lavished extra attention on the back of garments as well, draping some with a panel boasting a large hibiscus blossom," enthuses Style.com's Nicole Phelps about the S/S'15 collection. "Utterly unnecessary, and thus all the more exquisite."
Mouret's signature frocks and their emphasis on fabulous fabric and precision cutting and tailoring are, well, tailor-made for the Supremium fashion tribe of ladies with lotsa loot who love to $plurge on all things stylish. For more of my posts and podcasts about this fashion tribe, CLICK HERE. To learn more about each of fashion's four mega-tribes that I track, START HERE.
- Lesley Scott