Roland Mouret, born a French butcher’s son is one of the world’s leading, award winning fashion designers today. The self taught designer launched his first line in London in 1998 and has since designed some of the most desirable collections of womenswear, winning a number of awards including, the British Designer of the Year. He celebrates more than 21 years of design.
His lucrative brand now includes eyewear, shoes, bags, accessories and bridal and has just launched his new new activewear line, ‘Roland Mouret Body’. He has faced diversity in business too, coming from humble beginnings, the designer has had his fair share of set backs, including near-bankruptcy and regaining the rights to his own name after losing it.
An advocate for sustainability in fashion, Roland not only speaks out against single use plastic, but also hopes to take the #SwitchtoBlue campaign more widely and promote urgent industry change. In an effort to promote greater transparency within the industry, Roland has examined his brand’s own sustainable practices using fully eco-friendly fabrics and his brand is already well on its way to being completely carbon neutral.
“Values over trends shapes my collections” says Roland “Firstly the value of supporting social change, namely sustainability in all its definitions, is at the heart of my collection in a time where the process of creating clothes carries with it a personal responsibility”. “In the global market place of the future the price of every product must tell the ecological truth”.
His iconic dresses, known by a single name – Galaxy, Titanium, Moon – have taken the fashion world, and the public, by storm, and have earned Mouret his reputation. A master of structure and the female silhouette, he has an intuitive understanding of women’s shapes, and his designs are loved by women all over the world – including his legion of celebrity fans. Roland’s clients include the Duchess of Cambridge, Victoria Beckham and Meghan Markle.
Roland speaks about Business, Sustainability in Fashion, Creativity and more.
Roland published a book about his life and work, Roland Mouret: Provoke, Attract, Seduce (Rizzoli).