Rodarte has quickly become one of my favorite labels and when you take a good look at their Spring 2013 Ready to Wear collection, I believe you will understand why.
I confess, often times when viewing runway collections, I have to take a step back from the designers’ sometimes abstract presentation of the garments and in my mind’s eye translate them into something more practical and wearable for the modern woman. With Rodarte, I didn’t feel the need to take that extra mental step as most of the collection is extremely wearable in its natural state, which is remarkable considering just how futuristic and artistic the 2013 RTW show was!
A little background before we get to the main event, Rodarte was established in California circa 2005 by sisters Laura and Kate Mulleavy. The sisters had immediate success with their first 10 piece collection, gaining recognition by Vogue powerhouse Anna Wintour. The rest is recent history as Rodarte has gone on to win multiple awards, partner with Target and Gap as well as become a favorite brand of celebrities such as Cate Blanchette, Rihanna and Jay-Z.
These are my personal favorites from the Spring 2013 collection: