I adore Rodarte. The Mulleavy sisters have this amazing ability to create these pieces that look like they just walked straight out of a dream. They found a magic formula to combine dramatic with romantic, edgy with soft at the same time. It’s magical.

A few years ago, whilst looking for a dress for my brother’s wedding, I was lucky enough to try on a Rodarte. It was unbelievably intricate and delicate, everything I’d imagined it to be… then I saw the price tag. $25.000 if I remember correctly. It wasn’t a couture dress, but I understand how much work went into it… Still, my love affair with Rodarte came to an abrupt halt.

Until now.

As luck will have it, my all time favourite NY store, Opening Ceremony, have just launched their amazing collaboration with Rodarte today. It’s a slightly more commercial and wearable version of the label, with quite a few references to the SS11 catwalk collection – and yes, some of it still has a $2000+ price tag – but this is a collaboration as good as it comes. There’s also a pretty cracking men’s collection, a first for them.

Rather than making a cheap-looking, lesser quality version of their own brand, the sisters seemed to have created a worthy collection they would easily be able to do for their own label if Rodarte wasn’t so… Rodarte.

A+! Opening Ceremony will be my first stop upon landing in NYC tomorrow. Let’s pray there’s still some good stuff left… I have my eye on some of the skirts. And the bathing suits. And the sunglasses… Oh dear…

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  • For some reason, the tapestry fabrics are reminding me of the GORGEOUS garments fraulein maria made for the children in The Sound of Music. In short, LOVE this collab.
    Xx from Australia

  • Amy

    That bathing suit is perfect. P-E-R-F-E-C-T.

    • I can totally see you wear that…! xxx

      • Amy

        I think my boobs are tooooo big – I’ve never fit into a bathing top from a normal store but I’m hoping this year I finally will – but I am now wearing it in all my beachside daydreams!

  • Purple skirt and green dress – yes! And I’ll have the men’s leather t :-) Imagine I can’t afford it though…

    Have a great trip!
    xx
    Duck

    • At $1600, I’m not sure many can afford it. Amazing all the same.

      See you next week? x

      • I’ll be around Sat/Sun and Wed but I didn’t request that many tickets this time, I’m really busy with my PhD stuff atm! Getting close to publishing a paper…

        • Oh ducky. You always know how to make us normal peeps feel a little silly. You go boy.

          • Haha I’m currently requesting some Paris tickets though… I can’t resist it!

      • I’ll be around Sat/Sun and Wed but I didn’t request that many tickets this time, I’m really busy with my PhD stuff atm! Getting close to publishing a paper…

      • I’ll be around Sat/Sun and Wed but I didn’t request that many tickets this time, I’m really busy with my PhD stuff atm! Getting close to publishing a paper…

  • Great!
    Thank for information, I’m looking for it for a long time,