Last week I've been in London attending a short course at London College of Fashion called "Essential Guide to the Fashion Business". It was one of the most amazing experiences in my life, almost a dream came true when I went to the that building which for those 3 days I could call: my school.
On the last day Friday 10th the tutor proposed the class to have the lecture at the Victoria & Albert Museum where we had the chance to see the show of the Parisian coutourier Stéphane Rolland that provided a unique opportunity to see his intricate and sensuous designs in the stunning surroundings of the V&A's Raphael Galleries.
Stéphane Rolland is renowned for his modern and original interpretation of couture and his passion for architecture, sculpture and photography is evident throughout his collections. Raised in Argentina, Paraguay and the French West Indies, Stéphane Rolland was hired by Balenciaga at the age of 20 to design menswear. Following ten years experience as designer at Jean-Louis Scherrer, Rolland launched his Haute Couture House in 2007. Since then he has built an impressive profile as a pioneering modern couturier and his clientele ranges from royalty to well-known figures in the worlds of film and music. An official member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Rolland is now working on a ready-to-wear range which will launch in 2011.
Here there's some pictures of the looks: