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rodarte fall winter 2014 show1 Rodarte Fall/Winter 2014 | New York Fashion Week

Rodarte Fall 2014–While last season, the Rodarte sisters looked to downtown Los Angeles for inspiration, the fall-winter 2014 runway show had a more sci-fi approach with models wearing raccoon eyes and slicked back hair almost like celestial creatures. The designers offered airy chiffons in jewel tones for their opening looks which then transitioned into retro futuristic jackets and vests with pointed lapels. A mix and match of textiles recall the more kitschier side of the brand’s DNA. For the finale, Rodarte offered silk gowns printed with the images of Luke Skywalker, C-3PO and more characters from the original “Star Wars” films.

rodarte spring 2014 1 Rodarte Spring 2014 | New York Fashion Week

Rodarte Takes on LA – The Rodarte sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy looked towards L.A. for inspiration with their spring 2014 collection shown during New York Fashion Week. Focusing on street style, the designers paid homage to the urban fashion scene with an outing of midriff baring tops in leopard and zebra prints as well as bustiers sometimes embellished with scorpions. The spring season sees some grunge influence with the introduction of oversized plaid shirts and baseball caps. A soft touch is brought to the rough and tumble looks in the form of flamingo skirts or fringe-adorned maxi lengths.

nan goldin9 Nan Goldin Captures the Archives of Rodarte for Grey Magazine F/W 2012

Memories of Rodarte – Looking back on the archives of Rodarte, the fall-winter issue of Grey Magazine features a series of romantic images lensed by Nan Goldin featuring the American label’s designs throughout the years. Models Ondria Hardin, Dorte Limkilde and Carrie Anne Burton evoke the nostalgic elegance of the brand with looks styled by Valentina Ilardi-Martin.

rodarte Rodarte Fall 2012 | New York Fashion Week

Rodarte’s Retro Inspired FallRodarte sisters Laura and Kate Mullavey brought a more mature, refined touch to their dreamy designs with the label’s fall 2012 show presented earlier today during New York Fashion Week. Taking a cue from 40s inspired silhouettes, the duo chose a subdued palette of nude, marmalade and burgundy for the new season. Leather and shearling brought a hard edge to the romantic designs in the form of aviator style jackets. Gowns were adorned in Swavorski crystals, referencing a more feminine touch.

elle fanning10 Elle Fanning in Rodarte by Bill Owens for <em>A Magazine</em>

Rodarte Princess – Teenage actress Elle Fanning gets swathed in Rodarte for the latest issue of A Magazine, which is also curated by Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Captured by Bill Owens with styling by Ashley Furnival and Shirley Kurata, Elle wears a mix of Rodarte gowns and casual garments in these stunning images shot on location in Santa Cruz, California. / Hair by Michael Long @ Frank Reps, Makeup by Uzo

rodarte 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.

rodarte03 Rodarte for Opening Ceremony Fall 2011 Lookbook

Sense and Sensibility - Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy wax nostalgic like no one else in this mix of Scandinavian romanticism and Edwardian meets Lolita style for their fall collaboration with retailer Opening Ceremony. Using ruffles, silky silhouettes, Fair Isle patterns and pastel hues to full effect, the collection has a mood that is at once dreamy, lush and fresh. Gwen Loos and her twin, Donna, grace the lookbook in enchanting images lensed by frequent collaborator Autumn de Wilde.

sara blomqvist Sara Blomqvist in Rodarte for <em>Twin</em> #4 by Ben Toms

The Hills Have Eyes – The latest issue of Twin highlights Rodarte’s spring 2011 collection with a relaxed outdoor feature starring Sara Blomqvist. Styled by fashion editor Celestine Cooney and lensed by Ben Toms, Sara gets in touch with nature as she poses alongside an owl companion in the California redwood inspired designs.