(tweed boob shields)
I know everyone loves Rodarte and shit but I'm just gonna go out and say it... I don't effing ***GET**** Rodarte
They put on great shows each time with a strong, modern inspiration that doesn't take itself too seriously (japanese gore movies, cyber amazon warriors, technicolor naiad faries).
but besides giving us that and providing the obligatory OH MY GOD I DIE I DIE, ALL KINDS OF AMAZING, etc item each season, I fail to see the common thread between the collection pieces that make it to retail. What exactly does the non-runway Rodarte woman look like?
I am not denying they have vision, nor am I denying their capability to translate their refreshing, unexpected inspirations very well on the runway as well as in editorials, BUT... retail is another story.
I was looking at their selection at Colette and it looked like an Anna Sui+Gareth Pugh+Balenciaga hodgepodge... maybe a bad buy?
and then there's the Target collection....
what is this?
It looks like 00's thrift chic??
ugly prom dresses worn with denim jackets and docssssss AY JESUCITOOO
I was expecting more acid colored loose knits, cutout pleather and ripped (poly)chiffon.
Maybe even a geological strata-print cotton tee? why go the way of the now trite skeleton print?
I bet F21 is gonna do Rodarte for F21 better than Rodarte does Rodarte for Target.
Thoughts on the subject? maybe I'm missing something... please enlighten me!
pic from target.com, nytimes, yoox