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The uber-talented sisters behind Rodarte, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, surprised fashion editors and FROWers when they unveiled a delightful addition to their ready to wear collection – footwear! The women behind many a red-carpet gown, and of course the costumes for Black Swan, have gone all fierce with a seriously strong shoe collection for Autumn/Winter 2012.
The collection was shown to a loyal A-list line-up on the FROW; Dakota Fanning, Tavi Gevinson, Dasha Zhukova, a rather pregnant Julia Restoin Roitfeld and the woman that’s spent the most time in a Rodarte LDB – Black Swan star Natalie Portman. And boy oh boy they weren’t disappointed. Comprising of over a dozen different styles, the shoes are a definite move away from Spring/Summer’s catwalk and high street obsession with Pretty, and focus on a solid structure, tough fabrics and a nod to ‘80’s punk – the black leather lace up boots in particular. The cut out T-bar leather ankle boots are also a gentle progression from the Gatsby trend that has swept across retailers and magazine editorials this Spring, combining the two tone leather boots that we can expect Leonardo di Caprio to be sporting in the upcoming Great Gatsby film, with a more feminine T-bar flapper style. All updated with tribal patterns, inspired by the Australian Outback.
Our absolute favourite part of the collection though, is the outrageous attention to detail the Mulleavys have showcased. The best bit? The colourful layered sand-filled plexi-glass heels. When we’ve had sand stuck in our shoes it’s never looked so good!