Friday, October 17, 2008

WTF: Rodarte

As I have said in previous posts, designer fashion often just seems like a big hullabaloo over nothing. One of the hottest-right-now lines is Rodarte, designed by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy. I remember when Rodarte first came out and their photos started appearing in Vogue and stuff, and I used to think, "Wow, I wonder how these two normal-looking women feel about working in the evil fashion industry?" Fitting with my last post, how did they feel about designing clothes they probably couldn't have worn? Well, apparently, Vogue magazine challenged them to lose weight. And, not surprisingly, they did.

That all being said, I don't really get the whole thing. For instance, these shoes, from their new spring '09 line: To me they look like the same big, ugly shoes that everyone is wearing, but with Claire's jewelery stuck to them:

Or this shapeless blue satin dress:

Or this all-cream outfit:

You can see the whole spring '09 line here.

All I have to say is, I would like to see Beyonce in the following spring '09 Alexander McQueen outfit:


Simone said...

I also don't understand why everyone has their fashion panties in a bunch over Rodarte. Like, wow, they put spikes on hooker shoes? AMAZING. SO FASHION-FORWARD. THE LOOK OF THE FUTURE, IT IS PUNK HOOKER! YES, YES!

I think the sisters Mulavey must have a lot of self-esteem issues. I mean, can you imagine? Working in the high-fashion world looking like that? I hope they don't go all Karl Lagerfeld and get stomach staples or whatever.

teach people not books said...

those shoes are godawful. claire's came to mind before even before i read your comment about it. those pieces seem uninspired and are uninspiring. the fit of the rodarte pieces leaves something to be desired in both cases.