From the very first moment, the Rodarte fall/winter 2015-2016 collection that just appeared recently on the New York Fashion Week runway screamed sexy. With each model that stepped onto the catwalk, in a miniskirt or tight leather pants, it was all over for us. We were in love… we are in love. We will also probably be running over to grab as many of these pieces as possible the moment they hit the stores! The lines, the lace, the gorgeous combination of white and black… we are completely enthralled and keep sifting through the line-up again and again, unable to get enough. This collection by Rodarte for the Fashion Week is probably without a doubt the best one yet, and we’ve been following every single designer to get up on that stage to date.
At this point in time, we truly have to thank Kate and Laura Mulleavy for founding the beautiful clothing and accessories line back in 2005, and while the sisters have already had multiple collaborations with huge retailers, we can definitely see this fashion show inspiring a new collection of limited edition pieces that will only serve to feed the desires of the masses for more Rodarte fashions. It is a family business and for that they certainly gain much love, with even the name itself coming from their mother’s maiden name’s Spanish pronunciation. To date, the sisters have taken home multiple awards for their fashion brand, the latest being the 2014 Webby Award People’s Choice- Branded Scripted Entertainment. Their first award had been in 2006, when they took home the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award, followed two years later with the 2008 Stella Swiss Textiles Award, wherein they were the first females ever to win first place, as well as the first contestants from outside Europe.
One thing we loved about the Rodarte fall/winter 2015-2016 collection was the face that there were smooth transitions on the runway from one style to the next, as opposed to the haywire chaos some shows can be like. Beginning with the shiny bomber with blue faux fur collar and asymmetrical zigzag leather skirt, the designs interchange initially with the leathers and the embroidered velvet numbers, moving into more lacy and flimsy fabrics that show off the silhouette but yet leave the body’s details a mystery the deep V plunging necklines beginning to appear amidst punk rock designs (including a blue-black fur coat). The higher the waist, the higher the hem it seems for a while there, with long legs clad in either lace stockings or leather pants, some of the latter have lace across the sides as well. While some appear almost burlesque, others are quite chic and so very perfect for a night out on the town. A few can even pass off as lovely professional attire to wear to the office! You would simply be more fashionably stylish than the rest of your peers.
By the end of the show we see sideways cuts to the feather fringes dresses with black nylon tights worn underneath the designs getting sexier as they reach the final two, wherein we are looking at a mass of feathers, cascading lightweight fabrics and very ethnic looks, one appearing to be inspired by Indian designs and the last bringing to mind the Japanese market.
Photos courtesy of Style.com