Rodarte Catwalk Fashion Show New York Womenswear FW2014
Kate and Laura Mulleavy’s fall collection was about nostalgia for their childhood. Their fall lineup was softer, prettier and generally more palatable. Yet it was not a return to the ethereal romance and couture-like creations of their early days.
A series of fluttery chiffon styles — dresses and a jumpsuit — with smocked bodices studded with crystals could have shimmied across the party deck of the Love Boat. They came in orange, brown, mustard and chalky pastels, setting the Seventies tone in terms of color scheme and style. Deep red paper-bag pants were worn with a gray turtleneck and a crocheted sweater.
Turtlenecks were everywhere — solids and clingy mélange knits that were layered under off-the-shoulder sweaters, dresses, long lace gowns and tailored glitter jackets with shearling collars.
The finale featured five asymmetric draped silk charmeuse gowns printed with imagery from the designers’ favorite movie trilogy: Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, R2-D2 and Yoda.