Photographed By Alexandre Diallo
Stéphane - Alexandre - Stéphane - Alexandre, Je t'aime!!! Ah, mais non, I'm not really involved in a love triangle. But in a real case scenario: How would you pick your lover between the person, Stéphane Rolland, who designed the above collection; and Alexandre Diallo, who snapped the perfect images?
Rolland, as one of the potentials, "is rumoured to be the next best thing in (haute) couture". Well, I don't have time for rumours. And this particular one, has persisted for a few years now. So let's put it to rest, and conclude, that he is.
And where to be begin with his latest collection? There are so many iconic shapes. From the Alexis Carrington "shoulder pads" on garments one, four, five, 11 and 15. To the Roman Empirical cut of outfit seven. There's also the presence of architectural gravitas in all of the pieces. I find it hard to pick a favourite.
But, I think I've decided now. A selection has finally been made. And no, I'm no longer talking about the clothes.