Kiss the Earth, Fashion


Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte never seem to disappoint me when showcasing their collections, especially from an artistic perspective.  For the Spring 2011 collection, the dynamic-duo gave the crowd an expected artful fashion show.  The collection evoked cultured spirits of a warrior princess and captured her precisely as she’d appear (strutting the runway) in present day.  

There were touches of gold throughout the line giving you a feeling of royal ease in daylight, and confidence as you kept your eyes wide open with anticipation for the next exhibit. And all done with hopes that you would not miss anything from a slight blink.

The Mulleavy sisters definitely know what they’re doing, and  in the proper dosage. For example, the juxtaposition of diverse fabric-overlapping layers, certain slits and how far out, say, a waistband even should becreating statues of wearable art.  

There were many pieces to love from this collection.  Though, my favourites were the brown leather embossed jacket paired with a turtleneck, and the almost Roman Centurion-esque dresses with a mosaic-scaly texture, which was a hybrid of a cocktail dress and modern garb for daily battle.  Some other ensembles included peplums, wood printed motifs and cut-out treatments that were still feminine and also wearable.

Here are my top picks from the collection:

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