Rodarte Spring Summer 2012

Usually I am not very impressed with Rodarte, but I was surprised to see that this show was actually very nice. Minus a few hideous prom dresses at the end, there was a lovely mix of colours, textures, and fabrics in unusual, but not overly weird shapes. But I would probably retract all of these compliments if I saw the price tags. When I did that comparison of Rodarte prices to Lanvin prices, I found that four Rodarte pieces were equal to nineteen of Lanvin’s pieces. None of these dresses look like they are worth that.

I love…

xxxx

a strange Rodarte fabric but without an ugly Rodarte silhouette.

Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, New York fashion week, fashion shows, catwalk, spring summer 2012

space age shoulders.

Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, New York fashion week, fashion shows, catwalk, spring summer 2012

Van Gogh's sunflowers. But are they trying to make themselves out as tortured artists? Because if they are, that is terribly lame.

Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, New York fashion week, fashion shows, catwalk, spring summer 2012

this two-toned sweater.

Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, New York fashion week, fashion shows, catwalk, spring summer 2012

the contrast of the shiny gathered blue fabric and the soft, sheer green skirt.

I loathe…

Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, New York fashion week, fashion shows, catwalk, spring summer 2012

an ugly prom dress gone that looks like its been dragged out of the trash.

All images from Vogue.com.

This entry was posted in Catwalk Reviews & Fashion Weeks and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
  • AnaO

    I can already see these van Gogh references copied by Zara and H&M.

  • Anonymous

    Good point, they’ll have them out in the stores long before Rodarte.

    Alexandra Suhner Isenberg