NYFW Coverage: Rodarte does Little House on the Prairie

I think Laura (of Rodarte’s design sister duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy) must have been dreaming of another very famous Laura when she and Kate were creating their F/W 2011 line. Laura Ingalls Wilder of the beloved Little House on the Prairie television show from the 1980’s would be so proud to see floor length country dresses walking a Manhattan runway.

Inspired by the rolling farm fields of middle America and The Wizard of Oz, the siblings sent a color palette of oatmeal, wheat, cream and earth down the stage. Floor length wind-swept cinched-waist coats and lots of lace dresses were show highlights. Criss-cross, double and triple triangle flanges and keyhole cutouts decorated necklines. Almost the opposite of the high-energy, sharply colored and silhouetted New York designed woman, it’s refreshing to see softer shades, softer style lines and a little country romance.

Stills from Rodarte’s recent line followed by similar vintage wares from us.

Photo credit: honestlywtf.com

Koton : Tender Loving 70’s

Hailing from Turkey and flooding Dubai, one of the world’s stylishly glitz-filled emirates, the Koton fashion house has the major fashion magazines quietly flooded with the season’s most lush photographs. The label’s Winter 2010 advertorial is simply, fantastically, dipped in a thick, golden-hued layer of 1970’s classic charm. In adoration with every piece featured, I am thrilled at how precisely Koton nailed the feeling of the 70’s. It is all at once subdued, relaxed, nonchalant, classy, strong, feminine and crisp.

The caramel-soaked camel color palette blends in with Fall fantastically; it is a dewy hue that adds an attractive glow to many different skin shades. The shapes are strictly of the decade; wide-legged trousers, knit turtle-necks, slimming pencil skirts in solids and plaids, silky secretary blouses with front-tie over-sized bows and of course, tweed blazer jackets and the piece du jour, a three-quarter length wool overcoat.

The styling and set choice is icing on the cake – Jackie O. sunglasses, gilded overlay necklaces that resemble Irish crests, leather tooled purses, slick side parted hair, berry-tinted lips and fingers. Below are the visual treats followed by some of our own goodies for sale.