Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Rodarte Fall/Winter 2011

Full of coats, a first for the Mulleavy sisters, the Fall 2011 collection from the house of Rodarte focused on a longer silhouette. Skirts were full and prim, dresses were ankle-length and most everything was brimming with some eye-catching colour of some sort.
Hot on the tails of their much-ballyhooed costuming for the hit film Black Swan, the two designers have never been hotter.
Inspired by the Great Plains and apparently the Terrence Malick film Days of Heaven, the models were turned out in nubby wool boucle suits, long duster coats with embroidered details, high-waisted trousers with fitted cut-out tops, Amish quilt motifs, and silk gowns with wheat prints. A cream floral lace and linen top paired with a circle skirt was a standout, and was so seamless it looked like a dress. Creams, yellows, oatmeal, and pale blue with occasional blacks and reds seemed more spring-like but warmer fabrics and coats undoubtedly indicated Fall.

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