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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Wizard of Rodarte.


You didn't need to know that Kate and Laura Mulleavy had been watching the Terrence Malick movie Days of Heaven to ascertain that the sisters had taken the American Plains as their latest inspiration. The clues weren't exactly hard to follow on today's runway: silk gowns printed with a wheat field at the hem, ankle-grazing prairie coats, leather and ponyskin separates with geometric insets that called to mind quilts. The only items that might have thrown you off the scent were the pair of ruby red party dresses at the end. But as Kate explained afterward, "We couldn't go to Nebraska and Kansas and not do a Wizard of Oz reference."
- Nicole Phelps


I love Nicole Phelps's words she uses to introduce this collection in her article reporting on Rodarte's Fall 2011 collection on Style.com/ - I couldn't have summarized this collection in any better way.

I love Rodarte more than some of my oldest and most treasured Manolos perched delicately in my closet. What I love about this designer are the drastic differences between collections (i.e. Spring to Fall collections never look in any way, shape, or form similar or transitional) and the complete liberation away from typical seasonal color schemes (i.e. the tans and pastel blues in the Fall 2011 looks).

Rodarte is structurally bold yet has the ease of a draped simplistic nature, Rodarte is elegant yet casually chic, Rodarte is signature.

Take a peek at some of my favorite looks from the Fall 2011 collection...














View the rest of the Rodarte collection here.

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