Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Rodarte Spring 2016 NYFW


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Well this will be short and not so sweet! Rodarte or road kill... which is it?  These frocks look like some Victorian nightmare meets vampira. It is all too odd and so Addams family. It is rather confusing when you can’t decide if it is confection or concoction.
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With that being said, why does one get the impression that the sisters are making clothes for Barbie from cutting room scraps and exploding them to human size? The few wearable pieces like the super glitzy pant suits were 70s inspired at best and might be attributed to Halston and certainly been done time after ever since. There was one all black lace dress which stood out amongst the fray with point d’esprit sleeves but so much was peculiar and maybe even weirdly and seemingly haphazardly combined. Then there were the panda furs for Spring!

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Every season they seem to be searching for their customer with some new take on how they see fashion. After all these years they have no definitive signature meaning none that makes them recognizable other than wildly high price tags and less than attractive clothes. My memory has prevented me from recalling if the clothes are meticulously constructed.

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In my mind they should have stayed knitters and really pursued what shined a spotlight on them. Not everyone is a designer just because someone told you are.