Is it possible for New York Fashion Week to go on without everyone's favorite label on the rise? Which I don't even consider to be on the rise anymore, seeing tat with looks like these it's impossible to do wrong no matter what.
Since their total and complete take over of the hearts of millions with their Fall 2008 collection, where dresses were inspired by blood moving through water, Rodarte is my equivalent to Paris' Givenchy. By that I mean, dark, sensual, and too gorgeous for words.
As Alexander Wang has his hands full with Jill Stuart's latest turn to body-con, Miuccia Prada's primitive woman has just found some competition her own (and I mean that in the best way possible). With a moss and sand covered runway, that later lead to a model taking the annual Rodarte Spring tumble (seen in every Spring collection since 2009), it did not take much to tell where Kate and Laura Mulleavy got their inspiration this season. The early stages of humanity, just like Prada Fall 2008.
Normally when a show opens with plaid tops your mind instantly goes to Fall, but somehow doing the impossible, nothing seemed more right. Whether it was a clever scheme to get the few plaid looks on the backs of celebs ASAP as we head into Fall or just a just a way to add a special contrast print to the show, I would call the opening looks transitional dressing at it's finest.
Later going into are more modern mix of zip trousers and chich transparencies, which we could have only saw coming from Donatella Versace, it's the three closing dresses at the end of the show that stole my heart.
Though I'm going to be on a mission for those zip pants once they're available, the eclectic mix of cut-outs formed by draping paired alongside fur was just absolutely perfect. Don't count on seeing one of those dresses at the Emmy's on Sunday, but except one to show up somewhere soon.
Body-con Count: 4
Sheer Count: 7 1/2
Look Total: 35
The Full Collection After The Jump