SS18; Major Moment | Rodarte
The Mulleavys have definitely done it!
But what exactly is “it”?
Is it move across the pond from New York to show on the Paris schedule – and not any schedule I might add, but the one designated for couture?
Or, is it show another solidly crafted and romantic collection?
Cause, in this case, they have done both.
Showing in the 16th-century cloister of a French hospital, the sisters showed a massively splendid collection that featured every polished and glamorous trick up their sleeve.
Tulle dresses and separates, including leather jackets and pants, embellished in every way possible adding to the sheer fairytale element of it all.
The show was inspired in part by Robert Altman’s “3 Women,” noted Laura Mulleavy.
These three women – the dreamer, the artist, and the intellectual, were all loosely referenced, and to be honest are all characteristics of the signature Rodarte woman, appropriate for a debut showing in a new location.
Complicated, frilly dresses and jumpsuits with capes decorated with pearls, caviar beads, ostrich feathers, polka dots all done in a range of colors from pale pastels to vivid tones.
“This is the most Rodarte show we have ever made…”
And of course, to add to the beauty and delicateness of the collection, the sisters drowned their models in innocently twee baby’s breath.
It is no wonder this collection got the sisters their *surprisingly* first standing ovation from all in attendance.
Here’s to new beginnings.
Bonne chance Mulleavys! – not that you need it.
See the rest of the collection here.