Rodarte Fall 2014

This Rodarte collection started off with a selection of beaded chiffon gowns that were absolutely stunning. In strange colours, these pieces perfectly captured the essence of Rodarte, and certainly appeared to be worth major coin (this brand isn’t known for its low prices.) But it went downhill from there. There was a series of tacky dresses in hideous metallic fabrics that I wish were left in the 70’s, and then a few gowns made from what appears to be a badly combined selection of sari fabrics. The ending (and the looks everyone is talking about) are the dresses with Star Wars characters printed on the skirts. To me, this was a desperate plea for attention by a brand whose “weirdness” has lost relevance in today’s fashion world. No one wants to pay several thousand dollars (possible several tens of thousands of dollars) for a Yoda dress. Sorry girls, but this isn’t cool.

I love…

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a beautiful way to combine chiffon and beading.

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sleeveless coats with off-the-shoulder tops (although this looks more like Acne than Rodarte.)

I loathe…

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really unflattering drawstring pants and weird crochet flowers on the boobs.

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that this coat is missing some really important parts, and they can’t be replaced by tufts of fur.

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a mix of too many colours, textures, and metallics.

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ugly fabrics all combined together to make an even uglier outfit.

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when you can’t decide what sari fabric to use, so you use them all.

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gimmicks. And Yoda, I also loathe Yoda.

Images from Vogue.com.

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  • jaspy

    hideous really..

  • @Elaryen

    Fug.

    Those metallic fabrics look like something from a 1$ Store, even kids carneval costumes usually use better looking material.

    And the flower boob thing, well I didn’t like weird “extras” over the chest with what Prada did for SS14, and I like it even less here because it looks on the picture as if it’s something a crotchet newb pulled together.

    Dunno, it all looks cheap and fug, something you pulled together from hand-outs because you didn’t have a choice. And the make-up…

    That said, I would wear the Luke Skywalker gown (for free) because I am a geek at heart. Honestly it was the best looking thing of that collection.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I’d wear a lot of things for free :-) but the fact is, none of this stuff is even close to being free (unless you are an A-lister celebrity.) I think it’s important to bear in mind the exorbitant prices of this brand, which makes me dislike it even more.

  • @Elaryen

    Yes, that’s the point. I’d wear the robe for free, but never fork over the amount they want for it. If I’d be so rich as to not know what to do with my money because even charities are well covered, I could imagine buying it, because I like Star Wars.

    The rest of the collection? They’d have to pay me for wearing and declaring (obviously they won’t, I am not famous). I can get grey or fugmelange turtleneck shirts in every other large fashion retailer store.

    And I even know where to go should I need tacky looking glitter/metallic outfits.