EYES IN™ Magazine Editor-in-Chief Vivian Van Dijk was fascinated when she heard Stéphane Rolland’s story about the source of his inspiration for his new collection. Stéphane Rolland has once again flaunted his creative prowess with his inspiring collection still resounding through the minds of viewers at Haute Couture Fashion Week.
At the age of 20, and after fashion studies at the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Stéphane Rolland’s talent was recognized by Balenciaga, who hired him to work on the menswear collections, and promoted him to Creative Director within a year. Will follow at 24, an opportunity for the Balmain licenses, which will lead him to design high quality uniforms for over 170 of the World’s most prestigious companies. But it is in the world of Haute Couture, his absolute dream, that he would find his place.
Aged 30, Stéphane Rolland began to work for Jean-Louis Scherrer, becoming the youngest French Couturier on Avenue Montaigne, Paris. His collaboration will last ten years. At the same time, fired by his passion for the cinema and the theatre, Stéphane Rolland simultaneously worked as a costume designer – in 2006 and 2007 he was nominated for the prestigious Molière awards for “Amadeus”– and became an official partner of the Cannes film festival for five years. At 40, Stéphane Rolland sets his own future in total independence, defines the rules and visions of a new luxury concept, dynamic and exclusive, and opens his own House. On the 2nd of July 2007, he presented his first eponymous Haute Couture collection at his salons of the 10 avenue George V in Paris.
The Fédération Française de la Couture and the Ministère de l’Economie, de l’Industrie et de l’Emploi admitted Stéphane Rolland in the very small circle of the twelve Houses of « Haute Couture ». On the 6th of July 2009, Stéphane Rolland introduced his first luxurious leather goods during his show at Palais de la Découverte. From international stars as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Rita Ora or Kim Kardashian to heads of states’ wives as HRH Rania of Jordan, all relied upon him at most important moment of their careers. In May 2013, it’s in the Etihad Towers of Abu Dhabi that Stéphane Rolland opened his first boutique of high-end Prêt-à-Porter, fine leather goods, shoes and his first perfume will be launched next winter.
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