Roland Mouret showed an ’80s inspired line at Paris Fashion Week last week.

The designer looked to the eclectic bygone era when he was creating his Spring/Summer 13 line. The runway offering featured geometric silhouettes, reminiscent of the ’80s age.

“It’s weird, the collection, this year. As a designer you’re asked to predict the future and you have to have a sense of honesty. I went back to a troubled period, the ‘80s, when I was younger, when you believed in the future because you had to,” Mouret explained ahead of the show, according to

Mouret also explained how he transferred his vision to the clothes on offer. The 51-year-old fashion star says shoulder pads and a hap-hazard colour palette all added to the theme behind his latest line.

“It’s very fitted – its power dressing, but I wanted to create a piece women don’t already have in their wardrobe,” he added.

Models sashayed down the catwalk in a multitude of eye-catching pieces, which despite their drama seemed highly wearable.

Figure-hugging pencil dresses featured origami-style folds, creating interesting silhouettes, while peplums and pockets added small creative details to a more structured, chicly fitted collection.

Mouret’s catwalk display also featured cropped pieces – a nod to the trend present throughout a host of Paris Fashion Week shows including Balenciaga and Balmain.

He teamed little jackets with form-fitting frocks.

The designer also played with fabric and texture – introducing pieces that looked like leather which were in fact mud silk.

“It sounds very pompous, it sounds very French,” Mouret joked about the couture technique used to create it.

The colour palette was largely in line with the much-used monochrome at Fashion Week, however Mouret introduced splashes of colour with bright reds, and muted greens and brown.

Vivienne Westwood, Viktor & Rolf and Kenzo are a few other big names that showed over the weekend. – COVER MEDIA