American design gurus Kate and Laura Mulleavy are fashion editor darlings. Now they can add The New Yorker to their list of adoring publications. The sister act behind Rodarte allowed the mag to tail them during their fall 2009 creative process and uncover some personal peculiarities in the process. Check out the 10 things you must know about the Mulleavy sisters after the jump. [The New Yorker] Keep reading »
If shivering from the piercing winter wind doesn’t make you look like a street urchin ready to be thrown in the poor house, the price tag on this sweater will help you get there. Rodarte‘s new men’s collaboration with Opening Ceremony is no lowbrow Tar-jay event. This threadbare piece will set you back a cool $2,760.00. Also, it comes in small for all you rich ladies out there! [Opening Ceremony] Keep reading »
Up top there, a belt (a kind of ugly one at that) from the Rodarte Target collection. Down below, a Sonia Kashuk duffle bag, also manufactured by Target. Hmm … those two look pretty gosh-darn similar in terms of material. Remarked the Racked reporter, who posted the pics, the Kashuk bag “in terms of how the material looks and feels, [is] a dead ringer for the Rodarte belt.” BTW, the reporter also mentioned how crappy the fabric is too. So does that mean that Target is recycling leftover stock? Here’s an interesting ethical question: Does that take something away from the design or even point to self-plagiarism? What about two different high-profile designers creating dresses from the same fabric because they shop at the same trimmings store?
What do you think: A mistake on Target/Rodarte’s part or big whoop, who cares? [Racked] Keep reading »
The much-hyped Rodarte for Target collection finally launched — and sold out — yesterday. By mid-day, almost every style was gone online, the good ones having disappeared in the wee hours of the morning. People were already marking up and selling Rodarte for Target pieces on eBay yesterday morning! Doesn’t that seem a little unfair since most shoppers didn’t even get a chance to order the collection at retail price in the first place?
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A Who What Wear intern made this unbelievable Barbie-in-Rodarte cake. We love! [Pipeline] Keep reading »
Style blogging wunderkind Tavi
just released a fairly adorable and kind of intense video she made to “introduce you to Rodarte.” The video looks at the brand as a whole, the upcoming Target line
(including a yellow knit sweater she loves), and even has a little Jason Schwartzman action going on. All in all, it’s kind of making our 13-year-old selves retroactively feel like slackers. [Style.com
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