Rodarte, Fall 2012
I have been a huge Rodarte fan since I can remember. Full of imagination, color, and interesting techniques, the clothes are beautiful on runways, standouts in magazines, and true stunners up close. This season marked the arrival of a more wearable Rodarte; the usual colorful yarn, burnt cheesecloth, and spiked shoes were swapped out for bomber jackets, yummy knits, and a neutral pallet that would be perfect for Amelia Earhart if she was vacationing on the prairie. Don’t be fooled by all this simplicity though. Take a look at the details page on Style.com and you get to see my favorite whimsical detail: all of the heels on the shoes are plastic and filled with sand art. The clothes might be a bit more tame, but Kate and Laura still have a few tricks up their sleeves that keep Rodarte the way we like it.