Jelenew and Stéphane Rolland, bespoke haute couture cycling pants-dress for star Kat Graham to attend the 75th Cannes Film Festival red carpet
Jelenew and Stephane Rolland must always ask themselves the question when designing red carpet dresses for Kat Graham, how to break down the barriers of sporty aesthetics and technical art and perfectly mix and match sportswear with high fashion. As Stéphane Rolland said, “sportswear is a treasure trove of ingenious technical prowess, and couture produces technical prowess of another kind. If you combine the two, it can only give interesting things.”
From the perspective of a master artist, Stéphane Rollan reinterprets lovers of contemporary Chinese art with a bustier dress in black draped muslin embroidered with “Tuan Shan“silk thread fans.
Jelenew presents the revolutionary 1+1 model of padded professional cycling pants especially for women
The black cycling leggings worn by Kat Graham are different from regular leggings. These are cycling leggings in the 1+1 model padded outdoor cycling pants specially developed by Jelenew to improve the health and comfort of women’s cycling. Cycling leggings and removable outer padded cycling shorts are collectively referred to as “1+1 model outdoor padded cycling pants”, just like Lego, can be “assembled freely”, remove the outer padded cycling shorts, that is- i.e. pants that can be worn on the street, or even pants that can be worn on the red carpet. It is also a pair of high fashion cycling pants with a sense of the avant-garde of the female era created by Di Liu, the creative director of Jelenew, who took the “Goddess of Victory” in the Louvre as his muse and was inspired by the noble Spanish trousers of the 17th century. The pants introduce the design of haute couture techniques into the design. With the split and patched design, Jelenew cycling pants fit far beyond professional cycling pants on the market, providing better support and wrapping muscle and eliminating sports fatigue. But also to avoid varicose veins in the calf. It has an incredibly high-end feel, but it’s also highly functional and wearable, making the women’s pro cycling pants a reality on the red carpet.
Wearing a high-fashion biker-dress pant, Kat Graham stepped onto the red carpet like a queen to express her fashion and powerful aura. The fitted cycling pants draw a perfectly tight curve, and other looks on the red carpet don’t match the sporty dynamism it brings. Kat’s stunning take on the high-fashion bike-dress pant stuns photographers off the field.
As one of the few fashion designers in the world to perpetuate the unique know-how of French haute couture, why did Stéphane Rolland find Jelenew, an avant-garde cycling brand?
“You know, for things to work, there has to be mutual respect and admiration. Jelenew’s creative director, Di, and I have known each other for maybe two years, three years, I don’t know exactly. And what I like about Jelenew is that there is real refinement in the work, there is perfect ergonomics, perfect resistance.”Stephane Rolland said.
He used a word to describe his collaborative series with Jelenew – FUTURE: because it’s an open door which is precisely a very nice future, to make it a model made for sport: elegant, refined and hyper glamorous, even sexy .
It is reported that Jelenew’s high fashion cycling pants have been sold on its official website, currently 129 US dollars.
Jelenew is a forward-thinking American cycling brand born for women. It creates the world’s first truly women’s cycling pants. It brings the revolutionary combination of “Haute Couture and Sportswear” and carefully designs each product with “luxury molding technique” to provide a more refined sports experience and promote a healthy lifestyle for cyclists to enjoy cycling elegant and stylish commuter.