Rodarte may have accomplished a great fashion feat. In today’s SS’16 show they managed to make all over dense lace tights not only good but fashion-worthy. Something that’s nigh on impossible to do since 1985.
Not only did the Rodarte girls show a sense of fine balance with their raging statement maximalism that looked pretty, new, directional and EXACTLY what every urban wannabe rock chic/groupie will be wanting to wear IMMEDIATELY, they managed to do so with finessse. Even throwing in the most beautiful lace, red-carpet, floor skimmers that any new film startlet should be salivating to wear.
If there’s any criticism (and it is slight), it could be that it was a more sophisti-version of Meadham Kirchhoff in their better moments. Without the kitsch. And with the aplomb and measured prettiness. This was glam indie rock chic meets ultra fem Goth. Kate Moss looked like both the starting point and the end point of the collection. Which is no bad thing, indeed.
Fragile layers of lace met rose and pewter coloured sequins and Mongolian fur. Long trailing silk scarves, Paisley print shirts, metallic shoes & boots and slub silk pieces worked. As did the long, chiffon, gathered sleeves and panelled pane velvet.
A series of beautiful, fine netting, see-through dresses ended the show with rose sequin corsage embroidery and frills paired with Indian jewellery. The styling was spot on. One to influence editorial pages to come.