fall collections, new york: rodarte

by Jeremy Danté

as one of the most talked about & visually groundbreaking labels to come out of new york in the last five years, the mulleavy sisters present the FW11 rodarte collection. as expected, imaginative concepts were presented as wheat field printed satin gown blew down the runway starting with an opening look worn by caroline trentini. statement coats were given added sophistication as the palette consisted of soft neutral shades that transformed to a bold finale set of gowns. intricate cuts & geometric construction was seen while details of crocheted elements were also adapted to the fall collection. much like what we seen from preen, just in a different perception, influence of american quilting was seen on the collection pieces & was interlaced perfectly. near the close of the collection, i love the use of navy & though a greater feel of country elements was created, soft & feminine quality is seen as well. overall, the rodarte label is a leader of creativity in design, in new york, as well as internationally. they’ve presented yet another dimension of fashion that was not expected & is greatly inspiring.

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