Monday, 25 January 2010

Rodarte interview

I have just finished reading a very good piece about Kate and Laura Mulleavy, the designers of Rodarte, by Amanda Fortini in the January 18 issue of The New Yorker. It covers the putting together of their spring/summer 2010 collection. What struck me in particular is how these fashion outsiders - they work from Pasadena, invent their own fabrics and create pieces inspired by things like turkey wattle - have become so influential in spite of not playing the traditional fashion game. Fortini didn't touch on, for example, how their shredded jumpers became such a hit that fashion girls are still pulling holes in their knitwear for a Rodarte-esque effect. It will be interesting to see how they evolve as a brand.

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