NYFW SS16: Rodarte & Zimmermann

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Vogue described the 2016 spring summer collection from Rodarte as “soft glam-rock tenderly sewn into immensely intricate lace dresses, trailing long silk scarves and an aura of Old Hollywood glitter in its wake.”  It certainly was a rather poetic offering (the Rodarte sisters immersed themselves in Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Emily Dickinson whilst searching for inspiration […]

New York Fashion Week Series: Rodarte SS15

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I have admired the beautiful, poetic designs from Rodarte for a long time – this season a dazzling array of punky mermaids and glamorous pirates walked the catwalk to the tune of ‘The Big Ship’ by Brian Eno.   “When Kate Mulleavy and Laura Mulleavy were children, their father would take them to see the famed tide pools of […]

The Shoulders Have It: Rodarte for Opening Ceremony



The ‘shoulder’ tends to re-surface now and then as fashion trend.  Dropped shoulders, off the shoulder, ‘boob tube’ – I’m personally a little partial to the hint of clavicle and bare shoulders.  It reminds me of a carefree summer, the warmth of a hot beach vacation and sultry evenings in mediterranean towns. In an interview […]

New York Fashion Week Series: 3. Rodarte



Kate and Laura Mulleavy – the sisters behind Rodarte – have a special place in my heart for their quirky and romantic designs.  I always feel they offer something unique and ethereal season after season and this September was no exception. Opening Ceremony’s blog described Rodarte’s spring summer 2013 collection as “a bit Dungeons and Dragons” combined […]

Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte: My Dream Heels



Every once in a while, Blog Reader, I am a ‘shoe person’. Though not normally a ‘shoe person’ I occasionally find a pair of heels that make me go weak at the knees.  There are a few brands I look to for footwear inspiration – Camilla Skovgaard, Jerome C Rousseau, Alexander Wang and Nicholas Kirkwood – […]