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By emilyborrett on September 14th, 2011
Rodarte Spring/Summer 2012
Anyone who was lucky enough to be at the Rodarte show yesterday in NYC probably felt like they were in the presence of something amazing, as the Mulleavy sisters behind the label have produced what we think could be one of their finest, most beautiful and moving collections to date. The front row was a sight to be seen as well, with every A-lister in the Big Apple vying for a seat – amongst others were the photographer Terry Richardson, Anna Wintour, the Fanning sisters and the fabulous Anna Dello Russo.
Even though I am writing about this collection from my box room in gloomy Hackney, when I saw the latest Rodarte pieces I was immediately transported back to dreamy, wistful feelings of summertime by their Van Gosh-inspired sunflower printed day-dresses and gowns. The models’ haunted faces and wispy blonde hair teamed with these dreamy sunflower dresses in delicate silks and chiffons had an ethereal Virgin Suicides vibe to me.
Colour was an incredibly key part of the Spring/Summer collection because the Mulleavy sisters had actually taken the colours from Van Gogh’s most famous paintings and re-crafted the concept into haunting, wearable fashion – pale, buttery yellows and dreamy sky blues shimmered on the catwalk amongst metallic brocade work and embroidery, gradually shifting into darker blues and purples to represent the swirling night sky of the painter’s Starry Night.
To me, the collection completely embodied the hazy, dreamy nostalgia of summers past with their fairy-tale creations. A very special creation indeed, that I think may end up being one of my favourites out of the whole season. Because how could it not?
To see the highlights from Rodarte’s Spring/Summer 2012 collection, check out the gallery above.