For twenty years Roland Mouret has firmly established himself as a leading light in international design. With awards including British Designer of the Year at the Elle Style Awards and a record three nominations at the Lycra British fashion awards, including designer of the year, his work is recognised and praised both within and outside the industry for its originality and his unique vision of women’s sensuality.
Roland continues to draw upon his eclectic background for his inspiration and creative perspective. Born in 1961 in Lourdes, this son of a French butcher has emerged from the fashion scenes of Paris and London working as an artistic director, model and stylist. He presented his first collection during London Fashion Week in February 1998 and received huge critical acclaim, with Collezioni giving him his first cover.
Having initially been established as one of the leaders of the Demi-Couture movement, Roland evolved his technique of draping and structure to meet the growing demands of modern ready to wear. He and his team built Roland Mouret Designs Ltd. with worldwide recognition including his catwalk shows in New York, the famous “Galaxy Dress” and dressing numerous international stars including Scarlett Johansson, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett and Demi Moore.
In September 2006 Roland Mouret entered into a new partnership with Simon Fuller’s 19 Entertainment enabling him to rethink how, when and where to create and show his collections.
In October 2008, Mouret introduced a new collection – RM Bespoke Limited Edition. Based on a combination of the designer’s signature draping techniques and his distinctive dress silhouette, a selection of key retailers were offered the opportunity to create their own limited edition dress in an exclusive colour and fabric.
At the beginning of 2009, 2 new elements were also introduced to the RM collection: Edition and Jersey. Completing the womenswear offering, a knitwear collection was also shown as part of the AW09 collection, which will be on sale from June 2009.
In January 2010 Roland presented his first menswear collection to press to critical acclaim. In September 2010, Roland successfully acquired the rights to use his original trademark and mover his entire operations into a Mayfair townhouse in the form of a “maison” – 8 Carlos place, which would become his UK Flagship store.
In February 2011, 8 Carlos Place, W1 - the house of Roland Mouret – opened its doors for retail business.
2013 saw the launch of the Roland Mouret shoe, bag and bridal collections as well as the continued development of its successful sunglasses line.
The website and ecommerce functionality was relaunched in 2014 on rolandmouret.com opening the digital flagship store to Roland fans around the world.
The brand announced the opening of the new flagship store on 1006 Madison Avenue, New York in September 2016, the bold move from its first location opened in 2014 at 952 Madison Avenue, marks a new beginning as the flagship upgrades to a townhouse, continuing the concept of ‘La maison du Roland Mouret’.