Rodarte stuns the fashion world yet again with beauty from their new Rodarte x Opening Ceremony collection. The collection, whose lookbook was released on the label’s Facebook page, was inspired by Scandinavia. I love the Fair Isle knits and Nordic looking prints. I am also fond of the ruffled dresses in pale colors. The collection is modeled by twins Gwen and Donna Loos and shot by Autumn Wilde. I’m not particularly sure who the male model is, but he fits in perfectly with the collection and the twins. Photos from Rodarte’s Facebook page.
Some people are saying that the shows have been boring and bland this year, but I am a fan. I think a lot of these collections are really good, better than some other years. Maybe it is because I am looking at the things that designers have done in the past as opposed to looking at the season as a whole, lumping all designers together. Because I can’t get to my computer to do collages, we are going to try slideshows. Please tell me if you like the slideshows more than the collages that I make. Photos from Vogue.com.
Marc Jacobs was a ball of colorful 70s glamour. Everything was wild, crazy, and bright. No minimalism here at all. Light fabrics, satins and silks, big hats, and big slits reigned supreme for this collection.
Sophie Theallet was beautiful, colorful, and feminine. The details in this collection are really breathtaking. I really loved the way that everything looked like how a spring collection should be. I loved Rodarte and Nikolas K, but I feel like spring collections should look like they belong in the spring, not the fall.
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This collaboration between Target and Rodarte was so hyped up it was crazy. They even had a video featuring Tavi and other fashion insiders praising the collection. The pictures were styled so beautifully, but I walked into my store yesterday and was shocked that our store decided to carry it and shocked that it was made so poorly. Before you say “it’s Target”, other designer collab collection production seemed much better than I thought it would be for many of the other collections. I know people, including myself, who still wear items from four years ago. This collection while cute in theory will probably not last four years if you wore it out once a year and washed it in baby detergent. Sorry to say that, but I was sorely disappointed. Don’t let my critique scare you off. Go check it out and see if your store hasn’t sold out of certain pieces. I have already heard tales of pieces being sold out. I know my store didn’t have some items and it was picked over.
Don’t forget about the TFAS/We Love Colors Too Cool 4 School Giveaway!
WWD’s “Rodarte a ‘GO’ With Target’ headline made us fall out of bed with shock.
Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the Pasadena based sisters who took home this year’s CFDA award for womenswear, have designed a 55-piece holiday collection for Target’s GO International (not Designer Collaborations like McQueen).
The clothes launch December 20th and range from $9.99 to $79.99 instead of Rodarte’s usual $3000 to $21000 and Target’s spokesman says the key to maintaining that Rodarte feel is layering.
Rodarte’s clothes are the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen in person – seriously, they belong in a museum alongside great works of art – but maybe 1% of America’s heard their name which we imagine makes it hard to turn a major profit which in turn makes the PR they’ll get from Target pretty brilliant.
We don’t expect the clothes to look anything like Rodarte’s past collections. We do, however, expect them to be well thought out and whimsical.
Maybe if we buy Rodarte for Target clothes we can justify Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte boots?
I always wanted these Christian Louboutin for Rodarte shoes even though I don’t know where I would wear them. Photo from foto_decadent.
Can I just say that after that glorious Marc Jacobs show the other day and that amazing Rodarte collection last year, I really was expecting more from Marc by Marc Jacobs and Rodarte. I am not even putting pictures up because I was so not amused with the collections.
Halston, on the other hand, was marvelous. I could see myself wearing everything that they showed, especially those blue harem pants. The leather was amazing and the silhouettes were flattering . I could see me and my mom wearing the sweater dresses. The color schemes for this collection were so amazing for the fall. Just like Marc Jacobs, this collection featured some not so recession like colors. It had blues,reds, and yellows. I loved it. I can’t wait for the fall.