New York Fashion Week: Rodarte Autumn/Winter 15
It could be said that Rodarte's identity has been in flux for several seasons now, and Autumn/Winter 15 seems to be expressing the notion of resettling. Suffering from, what some editors are calling, a lack of direction, Kate and Laura Mulleavy may themselves have been considering a change of scenery, as they drew inspiration for the collection. Backstage Laura remarked that she had been thinking of "migrating birds, the idea of leaving the city and maybe going to the country or somewhere more pastoral."
The collection projected an unevenness, perhaps a conscious nod to the notionally transitional theme. Curious pairings of brown leather leggings with white lace panels and the same design in black on black strode down the runway. In fact these tight leather leggings in various manifestations seemed to form the backbone of the collection. On the top half billowy seventies revival-esque blouses and shirts did their part to introduce some whimsy and romance back into the collection, with fair success.
The collection came into its element as the eveningwear began to appear. Continuing the seventies accent, which included moments of divine disco, mauves and lilac layers hit the floor and feather trimming added a well recieved flight of fancy.