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Rodarte Spring 2012 | New York Fashion Week

Rodarte’s Artful Spring – The Mulleavy sisters were inspired the work of artist Vincent van Gogh for Rodarte’s spring 2012 collection. Van Gogh is well-known for his masterful color palette and raw beauty–two things the pair paid homage to in the form large sunflower prints, rich hues of blue, green and yellow and unconventional shapes full of experimentation. Beauty for the season featured loose curls paired with black smudged eyes for a slightly undone look.












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13 Comments

  1. Medusa

    September 14, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I pretty much love it all!

  2. Jaime

    September 14, 2011 at 2:04 am

    Sooo happy Vlada was in it!!!

  3. Kc

    September 14, 2011 at 5:17 am

    WTH??? it’s like 80s fashion gone bad.. like it wasn’t bad enuff the first time.. :(

  4. Sere

    September 14, 2011 at 8:44 am

    I like how they used Van Gogh, but I feel that to make it work the make-up should have been much softer…

  5. Insuline

    September 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I love this collection, especially the featured blue dress.

  6. Tia Toki?

    September 14, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    fuck that makeup sucks

  7. Jen

    September 15, 2011 at 10:20 am

    omg… the makeup draws the eye away from the awesome color palette used. Oh, and I agree… the 80s ripoffs are atrocious! Ew ew ew! The only time it looked presentable was on the lady in the first pic on the 3rd page. She rocks the “sunken eyesockets” look… other models are drowning in that black hole.

  8. Maírín

    September 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I have mixed feelings. At it’s best this collection offers dreamy fantasy, lovely looks in dazzling colors. However, while I adore Van Gogh, it seems that they mostly used the inspiration in obvious ways, and that they missed the unsettling aspects of Van Gogh’s work. It’s Van Gogh Disneyfied.

    Also, some looks are too boxy or shapeless, and I don’t think the star shoes suit the collection at all.

    Charming, but not their best.

    • Catherine

      September 16, 2011 at 9:26 pm

      Agreed with you about their van gogh reference. very obvious, not true to him in spirit though

  9. Catherine

    September 16, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    There are many aspects of this that I love – the pleating, the gathering, some of the prints, but it feels very streamlined to me. I miss Rodarte’s days of 9 zippers on a dress and confusing details – what happened to that kind of chance-taking and spontaneity? 

  10. Stylist

    September 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Beautiful everything: colors, patterns, shapes! Except make-up :-(

    http://www.facebook.com/STYLISMATIC

  11. Stylist

    September 17, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Beautiful everything: colors, patterns, shapes! Except make-up :-(

    http://www.facebook.com/STYLISMATIC

  12. Pamela Thompson

    October 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    The color palette is so amazing! I hate those school marm prints from the 80’s but somehow they made them gorgeous!

    http://www.tinyfrockshop.com 

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