Rodarte Fashion Show New York Womenswear SS2016

September 16, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, New York, womenswear

Of course, designers look back for inspiration all the time. Yet not often do classic and modern blend so well together as they did at Rodarte. Inspired by poets like Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Emily Dickinson designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy came up with an eclectic Victorian collection. Lots of lace and fur, appliqués and sparkles. To attend a fancy dinner or hit the dance floor. Dressed up yet not too costume-y. With long silky scarves, metal belts and extra long sleeves focusing on neck, waist and cuffs. Hair accessories and XL earrings added to the drama of the looks, which presented on an icy runway, appeared more winter than summer. Okay, those giant fur coats like the pale pink one worn by Laura Julie might have had something to do with that too. This was nostalgic Hollywood glitter with a light modern touch. Glam rock done in the most elegant way with lots of attention for detail. Disco chic with a movie star touch. And that is where we approach Kate and Laura’s other project, directing upcoming movie Woodshock. An exciting new step in their careers that luckily didn’t affect their exquisite taste and talent in fashion designing.