Posted by Stephan Moskovic | February 16th, 2011
Rodarte kicks things into high gear with their fall collection. Citing Terrence Malick’s influential film, Days of Heaven for a prairie and plains themed show filled with homespun charm. Mixing literal and arcane references within their designs, the sisters Mulleavy featured wheat field prints and nubby knits with geometric patterns. The muted color palette and clean cuts, hinted at a return to basics after several seasons of high concept excess. Of course fans of flourish will never find themselves disappointed at a Rodarte showing; a pair of sequined red skirts added a touch of playful girlishness into the mix, while sky high Kirkwoods embellished with tribal prints seem destined to become editorial favorites. All in all the show marked another in a long line of triumphs for two of America’s most influential young designers.