Burn These Bones

sweet love for planet earth

Posted in backstage by burnthesebones on 01/22/2009

Rodarte’s Spring/Summer ’09 show was undoubtedly a top highlight of fashion week this past September.

Once again, the collection referred to a bewildering pastiche of inspirations, including land art, a decaying post-apocalyptic vision of the future earth, robots and androids, electrical wiring, and human anatomy.



The Mulleavy sisters possess the uncanny ability to take seeming arbitrary influences and from them, produce stunning yet cohesive collections, in which the references are never made too obvious.

The show’s production values were impeccable (thanks in part to the esteemed Bureau Batek), starting right off with the invitations.

Upon seeing it, I was puzzled. Then I held the plastic sheet to the light- there was faint trace of a ribcage.



it was printed on old X-ray negative film! It certainly made me excited about what was to come. Looking back, the printed medium gave the perfect hint about one of the prominent themes: human anatomical and skeletal structure, as seen in the slashed tops.

Credits: Autumn DeWilde

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  1. nathalie said, on 01/23/2009 at 12:44 AM

    Rodarte has to be one of the best from this past September. And let me tell you, there werent many.
    These are girls to wach, innovative for sure
    I love them!

  2. diana said, on 01/23/2009 at 9:04 AM

    more than anything, the soundtracks to the rodarte shows are so good. i love love love fuck buttons. and the show before this one, they had cocteau twins! my fave song from them!

    anyway, how i wish i can have those loubs.

  3. burnthesebones said, on 01/23/2009 at 11:03 AM

    Diana- the shoes for spring were actually produced by Nicholas Kirkwood! I want them badly too.


  4. diana said, on 01/24/2009 at 1:37 AM

    oh! but the ones the season before were loubs, no?

  5. The Six Six Sick Girls said, on 01/25/2009 at 1:36 AM

    I’m dying. I actually haven’t seen these images before. I’m working on more Rodarte DIY as I write. Thanks for reading our blog, I’m adding a link to you on ours!


  6. Luce said, on 01/25/2009 at 1:41 AM

    ahhh! my god that is awesome. To me, they are the most interesting young designers out there.

    p.s- i’m linking you too! your blog is wicked.

  7. Penny said, on 01/25/2009 at 2:04 PM

    AHHH!! ROdarte!! I’m not worthy!!

  8. nycartstyle said, on 01/30/2009 at 8:28 PM

    that’s so cool that rodarte did that on their invitations. it’s a great idea.

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