NY report: the Rodarte girls get tough

18 February 2009


Now here's a look. The Rodarte girls are pretty clear about what they want you to wear next winter. It goes like this: a curvy little minidress, butt-high bondage boots, multi-belted biker jackets and a loopy knit cardi thrown in for cold days and good measure. It was focused, it was uncompromising and it was a breath of fresh air in a town that seems dazzled and confused by the credit crunch. Now is no time for shilly shally. Great designers set the agenda. In this, the Rodarte girls, looked to be ahead of the game. Kirsten Dunst paid close attention from the front row – perhaps indicating where her Oscar dress loyalties might lie. At least one star is set to wear Rodarte on Sunday, we've heard.

What we loved... 

1) The silver, lace, reptile and tulle panelled mini dresses

2) The thigh-high bondage boots

3) The loopy knit shaggy cardigans

4) The leather multi-belted biker jackets

5) The bronze sequin sleeved T-shirt over metallic cloque skirt

- Paula Reed

Plus, check out our latest New York show reports as SJP and Anna Wintour bonded at Alexander Wang, Marc Jacobs went back to the '80s, Thakoon went over to the dark side, Donna Karan went back to basics and Matthew Williamson upped the glam factor...


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