Stéphane Rolland, a designer whose genius was recognised at the young age of 20, was hired right out of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne where he studied fashion to work on Balenciaga’s menswear collection. He was later promoted to Creative Director within a year of his employ.

Now one of the few admitted to the very small circle of the eleven houses of ‘Haute Couture’, with a couture house under his own name, the designer is known for his statement ensembles as well as his modern and original interpretation of couture with a clientele dossier that ranges from royalty to celebrities like Beyoncé, Cheryl Cole and Rihanna.