sweet love for planet earth
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