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01-07-2007
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Stephane Rolland HC F/W 07.08

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After a decade designing couture at Jean-Louis Scherrer, Stephane Rolland, 40, figures he's been around the block a few times when it comes to the haute craft.

Yet he hopes to conjure a few surprises out of his hat as he strikes out on his own with an eponymous collection that will be presented on the runway here on Monday.

"Scherrer was an excellent school," said Rolland. "But I felt that I needed to express myself differently, to be able to find my own freedom."

During his tenure at Scherrer, Rolland became known for glamorous confections with a hint of French sophistication. They resonated with the likes of Suzanne Saperstein and customers from the Middle East, combining to make Scherrer one of the few houses here to turn a profit with its couture.

Thanks to funding from an investor who Rolland said wishes to remain anonymous, Rolland's business will be based in a plush two-level location on the Avenue George V.

"I will take a personalized approach to the couture," said the designer, who often has charmed clients by surreptitiously sketching gowns he thinks suited them.

"I'd say my style wasn't about any age group, but it's for a woman with a lot of money, who is active, and who wants to be sexy," he said.

Rolland described his debut as "minimalist" but "extreme in its choices. My type of clothes are pure, Zen and architectural." The collection will count some 30 silhouettes that temper masculine and feminine flourishes with sensuous curves and draping details.

Once the couture is behind him, Rolland said he would develop his repertoire to include a furniture collection as well as ready-to-wear. "I want to offer a complete Stephane Rolland universe," he explained.
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Great!!

He was getting so good at Scherrer that is great to se him back.

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thanks Lena Would love to see more of his work
this one in the article, the top looks like it's made of paper

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reminds me of Dior's origami Asian couture collection, maybe just the paper feel i don't know. but i love the article and i cant wait to see more!

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thanks Lena for the news, I'd love to see more..I always watched him in the late 90's.

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Fantastic Suit.can't Wait To See More!!!

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reminds me of dior hc as well, hope to see more though

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reminds me of dior hc as well,
I don't know, but that suits reminds of YSL le smoking?

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Awsome cant wait to see more.

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I would love to see more of his work! The shirt looks interesting.

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Looks quite ambitious and sharp.

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I don't know, but that suits reminds of YSL le smoking?
I don't see it. Why does this remind you of "Le Smoking", please?

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I don't see it. Why does this remind you of "Le Smoking", please?
well that suit above has the base & the fabric of the le smoking, except for the added small squares on the shoulders & the complecated ribbon on the cuffs & waist.
& I remember there was a clear homage to YSL in Stephan's 2003 collection after his retirment.




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Thanks very much, taz. I understand now!

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Well spotted Taz.

I have to say Rolland does make his debut out to be interesting, I'm definitely intrigued. But this first look doesn't impress much, imho.

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