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.
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