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

Vintage 1970’s Fashion Continues on the Catwalks

It’s not over yet. The 1970’s have made a huge impact on designers this year and from the looks of the Spring 2011 collections, the prediction that bohemian styles will still be huge in the new year is confident. Wide legged trousers in wool, easy and loose-fitting blouses in all flavors of colors, patterns and details like fun buttons, collars, cuffs and trim. Flowing skirts, mod slip-over dresses and fit-for-business button-ups.

Below are a sampling of what Bazaar magazine saw on the runways in New York. Some of the designers are new names for me so I’m looking forward to exploring their portfolios more in future posts. As always, the models are followed by similar wares from our clutches.

Proenza Schouler
Proenza Schouler
Peter Som
Peter Som
Chris Benz
Chris Benz
Michael Kors lemon shift dress
Michael Kors lemon shift dress
Suno mixing prints
Suno mixing prints
Gregory Parkinson prints
Gregory Parkinson mixing prints
Derek Lam denim trousers
Derek Lam denim trousers
Rodarte wool plaids
Rodarte wool plaids
Chris Benz easy outift
Chris Benz easy outfit
1970's matching mod print set
1970's matching mod print set
1970's petal pink metallic threaded set
1970's petal pink metallic threaded set
1970's polyester black floral blouse
1970's polyester black floral blouse
1970's vintage patchwork pencil skirt
1970's vintage patchwork pencil skirt
1970's vintage modernized white flapper fringe dress
1970's vintage modernized white flapper fringe dress