Thursday, September 16, 2010
Rodarte Spring 2011: New York Fashion Week
My gaping fascination with every Rodarte garment lies in its mind-blowing level of construction detail, from manipulated hand-dyed and knit techniques, to the complicated twisting of straps and multi-textured panels, all constructed from a deeply profound and fantastical dream world of inspiration.
Enter Kate and Laura Mulleavy's Spring outing for Rodarte and the first thing you'll say to yourself is "Where's the twisted cheesecloth?"
The collection has a real polished feel, with easier on the eye silhouettes, and visibly untouched whole fabric. I love the paneled gladiator dresses and the draped patterned fabrics. The Mulleavy sisters were inspired by their native California's redwood forests and porcelain as they explained to WWD, “We were looking at wood carvings and how they were coupled with porcelain...We imagined porcelain silhouettes..." Hmmm, I think I'm missing the flow of the blue and white porcelain vase dresses, but no matter let's get on with some of my favorite looks:
Images courtesy of WWD