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Catwalk Review: Roland Mouret A/W 2011/12

16/03/2011 15:01 | Updated 22 May 2015

Roland MouretRoland Mouret's a/w collection hits the runway. Photo: Getty Images

DESIGNER: Roland Mouret

INSPIRATION: Studio 54, complete with a disco sound track. The whole of the f-row had their toes tapping.

TOP LOOKS: Following on from Balenciaga, the midi-length skirt, falling just below the knee, set the mood. The opener, a dove grey wool crepe dress with arrow-pleat skirt and cinching brown belt, set the mood for 70s sophistication, while an emerald green cape-sleeve jersey gown was just the thing for a night on the tiles with Andy Warhol.

ACCESSORIES: Aviators and stingray platforms by Christian Louboutin.

WHO WAS THERE: Christian Louboutin (after all, he did create the shoes), plus a host of fashion eds, including Alexandra Schulman and Hilary Alexander.

WHAT WE THOUGHT: A world away from 'retro', this was about taking the best of slick, mid-70s glam and bringing it bang up to date. Mouret's skill is in creating a clothes that love women's body, and the panelled skirts and rippling silks did just that. The rich colour palette: old gold, claret, Kelly green, parma violet and indigo were matched only by the opulent surroundings of the Grande Hotel where the show took place. Will Mouret's collection change the fashion world? Probably not, but he'll make the women that wear them feel fabulous.

See our favourite looks in the gallery below:
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