Rodarte Fall 2010 Collection

Dreams. That’s the one word that the Rodarte girls used to describe their Fall 2010 collection. And to be honest, as I was watching it, I felt like I was dreaming. Enchanting music played as fluttering chiffon frocks in shades of white and floral deconstructed gowns floated down the runway. For the finale, the lights dimmed and the models were glowing. It was downright amazing.

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Image: Imaxtree

Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy stuck to their signature, perfectly deconstructed and pieced together dresses. I love that they lightened up this season after a rather edgy collection last Fashion Week that was inspired by California Condors. In an interview, they said they were inspired this time around while on a roadtrip to Texas. The looks that opened the show definitely have a mid-western, quirky appeal. As the show went on, the dresses got more dream-like.

I love they way the designers play with texture and different kinds of fabric. It’s almost as if their creations are collages made out of lace and chiffon. The dresses that closed the show had a nightgown-like quality, and when the lights went down, the last three models stayed on stage before the procession. It was beautiful. They were glowing and looked like a cross between angels and ghosts. For this show, the pictures don’t do it justice. Rodarte live-streamed their show, and I was so lucky that I was able to catch it. The music, the runway, the lighting all made this show seem like something out of a dream. Season after season, I just can’t get over how talented this duo is!

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