Saddle up Cowgirls! Roping, ridin rodeo style at Rodarte Spring Summer New York Fashion Week 2016
It was wild and whimsical at the Rodarte 2017 Summer Spring Collection presented by designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
The inspiration for the collection came from the 1973 Spanish film ‘The Spirit of the beehive’ and their love for Janis Joplin after watching Janis Joplin’s documentary ‘Little Girl Blue’.
Inspiration: bees, Janis Joplin and the movie “The Spirit of the Bees”
The film is about two sisters from a small village in Spain whose father has a beehive on their property that inspired the Rodarte sisters to grow sunflowers in the summer to attract bees to their home.
‘When you make a collection, it is always so different and it was more organic. Bees played a major role in the collection, as most of them are clothed with a geometric honeycomb pattern with pollen texture in the materials, ”the sisters said.
Fantastic: leather, lace and fringes are details in the collection
By adding metal studs and ruffled shoulders to the collection, the sisters changed the style of crafting rock and roll leather biker jackets with tassels blended with their signature romantic flow.
Buzz Worthy: The collection will be a hit with their fans and stay true to their style
Rodarte has shown the most creativity when it comes to the hair accessories and is sure to be a trend on the red carpet this season.
The hairstylists used scraps of material from the dresses in the collection and turned the floral print into silk, chiffon and lace into headbands and hair clips.
Accessories: Leftover material from the dresses was styled to make headbands
Detail: Models walk the runway during the Rodarte fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2016 at Center 548
The designers have also used their hand to direct and were mum over the details, but that’s how widely known actress Kirsten Dunst, a longtime friend and fan, will star in their movie “Woodshock”.
The two aren’t complete strangers to the movie world, though, as they were costume designers of the 2010 Black Swan, for which Natalie Portman won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
The final look: models present the presentation in the final walk
Party time: Laura Mulleavy and Kate Mulleavy Rodarte at the after party at the Jane Hotel