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Rodarte Spring 2010



Style.com tells the tale:

"This collection, which married primitivism to the sisters' ongoing interest in futurism, was one of Rodarte's most fully realized. If the silhouettes were familiar, the awe-inspiring construction of the garments represented the apotheosis of the techniques—in knitwear, printing, draping, and pastiche—that the Mulleavys have been refining season after season. Or, as Laura put it: "We ruined everything." In other words, they aged, painted, burned, shredded, sandpapered, and otherwise destroyed all of the materials—including grungy scraps of plaid, plastic, cheesecloth, wool cobweb, crystals, macramé, leather, and more—until they bore only traces of what they had been originally. (Even their footwear collaborator Nicholas Kirkwood's vertiginous heels are now so extravagantly studded that they barely resemble shoes—as a couple of teetering models discovered to their peril.)

The idea that someone could "be scarred and still beautiful" was the collection's leitmotif, and it was about as far from some banal notion of "tribal fashion" as you could get. So where did this hallucination originate? A trip to Death Valley, and a corresponding obsession with singed land (which there is sadly too much of in California lately), sparked the sisters' imagination. That somehow evolved into a tale, part Mad Max, part Tim Burton, of a woman burned alive who is transformed into a California condor (you begin to appreciate Gordon's point). Forced to scavenge for existence in a barren, war-torn landscape, she pieces together her attire from rags that, as Laura Mulleavy pointed out, only serve to expose her wounds. It's not exactly a good-night story—but it's a powerful one, and it was expertly told to a rapt and ever more adoring audience."

We guess you had to be there. Which isn't to say that this isn't an interesting, fully realized concept. They really went there and for that we're appreciative. Rodarte has made some inroads on the red carpet in recent years on the backs of risk-taking celebrities who want to appear edgy, but we're having a hard time seeing the following pieces, no matter how they're translated, on Reese Witherspoon.

Still, we appreciate the thought and artisan-like quality of the clothes. They're clearly not for everyone but they're thought-provoking and interesting, if a little depressing.















































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145 comments:

I love it, even though it is fairly one-note.


I want close-ups of the shoes!


It's nice for the runway, but I only saw 1 (the pants outfit) that I would actually wear if I had the funds.


Good lord.


Summer said...

I want close-ups of the shoes!



Added.

XO
T Lo


Definitely nothing for Reese Witherspoon there, but I see some dresses that would be great on a young starlet for the VMAs. And the long, black, one-shoulder gown would be stunning on Nicole Kidman for the red carpet.


well THATS interesting


I love this collection because it pushes fashion. Sure, not every piece is salable or wearable, but that's not the point. They really create pieces of artwork--a few of which can be translated to the red carpet (natalie portman will probably be the first). I don't know how they will make any money, but it sure is interesting. They completely go against "pretty."


Mad Max beyond the Thunderdome.


Enhh...


next...


As costumes, as art, these are fantastic.


My only problem with them is that they look very arranged on the models and I suspect that if one actually wore them they'd constantly be readjusting and rearranging.


It annoys me that this is called fashion forward when any PR contestant that made this would be Auf'd.

To me, plain ugly.


JEEZ!


Very Lady Macbeth


Maybe it's too early in the morning, but I think there are actually some really cool pieces in here. For one thing, those shoes are fabulous, and I also really like the leather cut-out design outfits.

Not all wearable, but aesthetically interesting.


It's Braveheart for the lasses!!


Looks all pretty much like variations on the same dress and like they are costumes for some futuristic production of "Les Mis"....


High fashion meets Cormac McCarthy's "The Road."


What's with all the fake Maori tattoos?


I like how they all got attacked by Sharpie markers.


OK, I understand that sometimes fashion is conceptual. That's fine, I even love a lot of the conceptual stuff I see. And there is no denying that this is a very interesting, thought out, well made collection. But there comes a point where you get beyond conceptual to the point of ridiculousness. Nothing on this runway could actually be worn unless it was heavily edited, to the point where it would be unrecognizable as what it was. What's the point? I'm all for fashion as art, but there need to be boundaries.


I think it's a VERY interesting collection; I just wish the looks weren't so repetitive.


Now I know what to wear at the next vampire convention.


Fuck. No.


Are these the costumes for the next season of True Blood?


There is a lot in this collection that I would wear with a couple of tweaks.

TampaBay


No, it's not Reese Witherspoon. But I'd love to see Tilda Swinton in some of these. And, actually, I think quite a lot of them would look fabulous on the red carpet for some of the edgier events in the celeb calendar. I think it's one of the most interesting collections I've seen in a long time.


Epperson did the thing with the criss-cross straps better just a week ago.


I actually really like this collection. And those shoes are KICK ASS!


One of you clearly has a secret hard on for one of the Rodarte sisters because this collection is miserable. They are amazing designers but it's ok to admit that this one completely missed the mark!


RAGS.


it looks like a band of wildcats on speed attacked some dresses.


I like black clothes a lot.

I like strappy things.

But the way these are done, I think that with some good color some of these could be attractive. As is, they are mostly depressing.


Collections like these expose my total ignorance of fashion. To me it's not fashion, it's not art, it's not wearable, and I even have to respectfully disagree with the posters who noted that it was interesting (IMO). At that point, what is it? Made me think of "The Emperor's New Clothes".


I like it a lot, but then again, it was made to appeal to my goth/punk little black heart. Also, the fake tattoos really go a long way towards selling the looks. Love that they replaced traditional jewelry.

Anyway, clearly it's an acquired taste, but it's one I've spent a long time acquiring, so I'm for it.

-- Anun


I spent Sunday afternoon with my son in a costume superstore, and I could totally see a lot of this stuff redone in polyester/gauze and put on the women's shelves with the rest of the goth costumes. I saw some very similar things on the "goth" aisle, actually! So it's a little hard for me to think of this as "fashion." There weren't any "goth cavewomen" costumes, so I have to give them a little credit for that angle. The rest of it really is "Mad Max," as someone else already wrote...


The work is amazing even if a little depressing.


Look #4, the tank top & pants, is the only one I can imagine anyone wearing in public.


I realize this one's particularly bad since they seem t have styled the models to look zombie-ish but WHAT IS UP WITH THE MODELS THIS SEASON? I'm having trouble focusing on the clothes with these models.


With different styling (i.e.: losing the tribal-inspired body paint), I think that this is very wearable for many celebrities today. Sure, it's probably not Oscars-wear but I can see it at events like TIFF and other film festivals. The collection has that feel for me.


Wow! They went all the way this time. Not loving every piece, but I could totally wear some of the short dresses.


I do like the shoes, though!


Oh, puh-lease! Roll a bunch of skanky, scrawny, meth-whores in a rag bin and call it fashion. This is hideous. What thought? What leitmotif? If I were a thin, rich starlet, why would I spend money to look like this, when I could just follow LiLo around and look like this for free!


Interesting show. But The dresses are so very similar to each other. Some of them are almost identical.


It's like Alexander McQueen Fall 2009, only not good.


Thank you for the shoes, TLo! You're fabulous (as are the shoes).


I saw Rodarte in the title and had a little excited squeal but now that I'm looking at it.....

NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Loathing aside, several of these pieces I thought were the same one in different pictures...TOO SIMILAR


I'm with Jess. (11:56) Lose the arm paint and maybe 40-50% of these are actually quite wearable. I can even see Reese in one of the sleeveless dresses. (e.g. row 5; row 10, right)
also both of the pants outfits looked wearable in the right place.

Peri


first impression was Mad Max; beyond the Thunderdome. Not sure that's a good thing.
I mostly hate this collection, but can see some of the dresses showing up on the young and hip.


I would wear #20 or #24, which I suspect is actually the same dress.

I think this was an outstanding show and very in-the-moment. I hope this catapults the Rodarte gals to greater things.

See, for the Grammys, neither Pink nor Shakira need to wear the same dress. In fact, the collection could easily accomodate them, plus Beyonce and Rhianna.


If stringing together hideous shreds of fabric is "fully realized", I guess they hit the nail on the head.

Looks like ugly art to me.


It's interseting and visually challenging. I guess you could do worse.


Although, I must say that if this is spring in Rodarteville, that Global Summit on Climate Change could not come soon enough.


Meth whores!


I'm not loving this collection. Too heavy-handed for my taste. Perhaps if each piece were edited (within an inch of its inanimate life!), then I could see it more as having possibilities. However, of all the looks, I did think that #19 (skirt) had the most promise of looking amazing on the right person and if styled correctly.

- edina -


There is literally no where I can imagine to which I could or would wear any of these, but none the less I kind of want one. Not the ones with the patchwork or the draped cloth, but the ones that look like rope or a skin disease on top. I think this might qualify me for temporary insanity.


I love and adore the more structured pieces in this collection, but the knotted rags I can do without. I do appreciate the splash of bright color that they used in those, though


They look like costumes, very cool sci-fi costumes. Love the shoes! Wow.


I think they are kinda awesome. Specially the black pieces.


The shoes are FANTASTIC. OMG. If I had dough I would buy one just to pet and look at it.


oh please, this is silly.


Some beautiful and interesting stuff in there (I really like the top near the beginning of the page, with the black pants, and some of the dresses that look made of leather gridwork over other fabrics) but it's really hard to tease it out from the styling, showcraft, and body paint.


I actually like some of the clothes and would like to wear a toned down version of them.

Tulip


Meanwhile Lacroix is bankrupt. Shame.


Holy Sh-t those shoes are insane - in the worst way.

They remind me of some strung out "artist" putting a pile of his own sh-t on a plate, labelling it something like "Harry's economy" and the art elite raving over it and how they see xxxxx- whatever they want to project on it.

UGH


mll (another lulu)

While I really appreciate the pastiche of techniques, having done some of that myself in art, I fail to see how these are wearable garments. How indeed would one dress oneself? Or maybe that's the idea. A select pile of fiber, woven or not, just wrap it around, conceal the safety pins, cover all the parts that matter to you, oh yeah, don't forget the sharpie....and you're on your way, to a Halloween party, or hell on earth. One things for sure, you won't look like anyone else. I prefer the wackiness and charm of Zac Posen.

Mad Max indeed LOL!!!!


They could be the costumes for a SF movie about 2 warring cultures on the same planet. One culture in the really tattered short dresses and the other in the pants and more structured (less tattered) dresses.


In black, the looks are interesting, if fairly repetitive. In reds, the models look like the victims of zombie attack, with loose intestines swaying to and fro.

I know a lot of horror queens who would love to get their grimy, bloody hands on these clothes.


Two thoughts: (1) It looks like they just ran around to the other fashion houses, grabbed their left over scraps, stiched them together and called it a collection. (2) Why does this whole vampire craze have to infect our clothing? Let's leave it on the screen or in book form where it belongs.


Me Tarzan, you Jane!


A little sad because i LOVED their last collection with the colorful swirls of fabric. This one is just so....DARK. Maybe MTV VMA appropriate or Grammys but these aren't going to be at the Oscars this year. Oh well.


I'm not usually a fan of rags-as-clothing, but I don't hate this. Some of those shapes are flattering and really interesting. Those shoes are crazy!


I LOVE it!!! would love to own, would wear most of that stuff. Not the shoes, though. Much as I <3 them, I <3 my feet more.


Hm... they're interesting, but the fake tribal tattoos make it hard to see the clothes. (Despite all their shimmying around about how it's NOT just another exoticizing tribal concept.)


Is this what one might call avant-garde?


I generally like rodarte's conceptual esprit steeped in "Japanese Horror Films" and whatever other hipster interest have you, but I find this collection naive and mistaken. For two girls that graduated from Cal, tribal tattoos and piece meal rags on a model is more of an affront to the third world than some contrived bullshit epic of a fictional woman's radical self-reliance. This collection is an intellectual eyesore at best. And I completely agree with Alexis. True masters like Lacroix are shortchanged in lieu of disasters such as these.


Marketing Diva

I am suprised that they did not use more exotic looking models. I think if they had it would have been a stronger presentation.

Love love love the shoes.


i don't like a primitive future, i want a beautiful one. nice art in the clothes, but who wears them?


Oh thank GOD someone is finally addressing this serious issue! I was worried about how to stay chic during the zombie apocalypse. Now I know! Thank you Rodarte!


I think this is interesting and a lot of these looks are wearable. I find the arm tattoos completely distracting, though.


Fashion Week - Summer, Post-Apocalypse called. It wants its collection back.


A little depressing?

Mad Max meets crack house meets inhalant addicts.

Truly hideous.


I usually hate, hate, hate the "trash as art wear" look, but I actually liked a few of these. Emphasis on "few."

These strike me as the kind of garment a woman would buy and keep in her closet forever for her own private enjoyment.

As to where to actually wear these, I'm totally flummoxed. Biker night at the S&M bar? Drew Barrymore might possibly be able to pull off one of these at a special anniversary showing of "Blade Runner," but other than that I probably don't want to know where these would fit right in.


I went to a restaurant the other night that was touted as being a "real" Sicilian restaurant. My "wild mushroom risotto" turned out to be a puddle of warm, brown, gooey butterfat; not a single grain of rice, and nary a mushroom, to be found. The only way I could have known that it ever contained rice was from its name; I certainly couldn't see or feel any individual grains of rice. It was like trying to eat a bowl of gravy.

I went on Yelp to trash the place, but then I saw a million reviews saying, "I'm from Sicily, and I can't find real Sicilian food ANYWHERE but here." "This is the only Italian restaurant that can stand up to the memory of my Sicilian grandmother's cooking," etc.

So, maybe a puddle of warm brown gooey butterfat is "the real Sicilian risotto" and I was just too ignorant to appreciate it.

But I don't care. It was still a disgusting bowl of gravy and I refused to eat it, no matter how "authentic" it was.

That's how I feel about Rodarte. Maybe they're brilliant, maybe they have an extradordinary vision, maybe they're doing something really amazing, but their dresses are unflattering to every single human female body on the planet and I don't want to wear or look at them. -victoria


I agree it's a bit one-note, but I still like it. A number of the less shredded pieces look quite wearable and seem very artfully done.

This is how Pr season 1 could have done the 2055 challenge lol.


Tee-hee...Now when I think of Spring, this stuff immediately comes to mind :-)

But seriously, as art pieces I love them!


honesty.not.pc

Words can not express how much I hate these clothes. They look like one hot mess.


Liz wrote:

"I find the arm tattoos completely distracting, though."

I have to say I agree with this. In fact, it took my eyes some adjustment to figure out in wasn't part of the clothes. Not a good decision.


Ugly, ugly, and, oh yeah, ugly. Geezus.


Good to know what the few of us who are left will be wearing after the apocalypse


It's aesthetically pleasing in a way that caught me off guard. I'm a middle-aged mom wearing JCPenney, but this appeals to an alter-ego I imagine still lurks when the kids are in bed ;)


I must be fashion forward because I already have all of these outfits in my fabric scrap box.

I just need a bottle of spray adhesive and a roll through the box.


The shoes are GORGEOUS!!!!


Wow, I don't know what to say, I kind of like it, but at the same time I can't picture these looks an any woman.


This is really not something everyone would like or would look good in but me being into the whole futuristic thing... I like it and if I was lets say... famous and had the money I'd wear it.


This is a JOKE!


It's the same zombie look over and over again.


I LOVE it!!!!!!!!! Enough with the same old Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors aesthetic. This is fresh, new, and interesting.


What is spring about it?


These are NOT clothes, there are costumes, and ugly ones.


Costumes for the production of a futuristic Celtic movie about Queen Boudicca.


Overthought and overwrought.

Love the shoes, tho.


These aren't clothes. They're some sort of modern art.

Plus, every single canvas (I mean the models) needs several sandwiches. I'm horrified.


Wow, that is dramatic. Everything but football shoulder pads and mowhawks.

Walk away from the gasoline. Just walk away.


I like this collection, though it is far from wearable. I actually think that it would be super fun to try to re-interpret the looks for someone like Reese.


But yes, the models are frightening.


"I went to a restaurant the other night that was touted as being a "real" Sicilian restaurant. My "wild mushroom risotto" turned out to be a puddle of warm, brown, gooey butterfat; not a single grain of rice, and nary a mushroom, to be found. The only way I could have known that it ever contained rice was from its name; I certainly couldn't see or feel any individual grains of rice. It was like trying to eat a bowl of gravy.

I went on Yelp to trash the place, but then I saw a million reviews saying, "I'm from Sicily, and I can't find real Sicilian food ANYWHERE but here." "This is the only Italian restaurant that can stand up to the memory of my Sicilian grandmother's cooking," etc.

So, maybe a puddle of warm brown gooey butterfat is "the real Sicilian risotto" and I was just too ignorant to appreciate it.

But I don't care. It was still a disgusting bowl of gravy and I refused to eat it, no matter how "authentic" it was.

That's how I feel about Rodarte. Maybe they're brilliant, maybe they have an extradordinary vision, maybe they're doing something really amazing, but their dresses are unflattering to every single human female body on the planet and I don't want to wear or look at them. -victoria"

Very interesting comment, Victoria.


While I certainly appreciate their idea, it's just a bit too Mad Max for me. And Reese Witherspoon? I can't even see her in the same time zone with this stuff....

And the shoes! OMG, I can see Dommes all over the world lining up for those.


I get it and there are even a couple of pieces that I kinda covet, but between the clothes and the styling, 95% of the time I was thinking 'Good God, those girls look emaciated. Even for models. I want to make them sandwiches and then stand there and watch as they eat them.'


Brains! Braaaiiinnnnssss!


Victoria @ 9/22/09 1:28 PM:

Simply brilliant!


Victoria, there's a 100+ year old Sicilian restaurant near me. Does yours have spleen sandwich on the menu?


I love the Mulleavy sisters.

I love the idea of what they do.

I love the buzz they're getting.

I just wish I loved their clothes more.

BUT NEVER BORED.


I liked the collection and it was fascinating to look at...

But, it reminded me of the Borg from Star Trek. How nerdy of me.


This is kind of the epitome of the conceptual-bullshit thing that I love/hate. The concept? Awesome. The idea that these could actually be worn by anyone, anywhere? Not.

As art, it's fine. As clothing, big fail.


Rodarte??
NO!! RoadKILL.
Now hand over the Pepto Bismol. I'm nauseous.


Someone beat me to it but my first thought was, Tilda Swinton meets the Borg


Looks like someone threw a bunch of clothes into the washing machine and it came out in a tangled mass.


Madame Suggia

*SIGH* second attempt at posting...OK, I really, really, really LOATHE this collection. Self-indulgent, unwearable, unflattering, and just plain fug. With a capital 'F'. Obviously I'm not as fashion-savvy as I like to think I am, because Rodarte seem to be adored by all the fash mags but I think their stuff always looks like a mediocre 2nd year fashion student's collection...slammed together in a frenzy 3 days before the show because they've wasted the entire semester partying hard. I always thought that the whole idea of clothing...especially high-end, 'Designer' clothing...was to make the wearer look GOOD. Not necessarily chic, or pretty, or even interesting. But good, not like a skanky crack ho crawling out of a dumpster. but as I say, I'm clearly not all that fashion-savvy...


Way to kill your brand in the middle of a recession!


I love the female warrior or tribal queen vibe I get from the collection.

They are definitely just show pieces so this will not be in retail. Cant wait to find out how the looks are translated to the sales rack. Or whether the piece will still have that strength and power without the body make up.

Great collection.


I have looked thru this show a dozen times now - because it is so intriguing.

The all black pieces (like 7th up from bottom) seem saleable/wearable to me, FWIW. The "fabric" pieced together from strips is really beautiful. And I think if seen isolated from this show more people would respond well to it.

You know, when an artist comes up with an image or effect they are in love with, it is tricky not to go over the edge into obsession. This show has a sort of obsessive quality. Which is usually disturbing to people.


Way too far over the line between fashion and fabric art. Some of the structural ideas might make interesting ornamental vests or tabards, but on the whole it reminds me of two things: the core idea of "The Producers" and the bad guys in the third season of "Farscape."


really powerful stuff. I love love love the red/black color group and the look with the pants. I feel like I need to go eat my feelings though after watching that.


I bet you SWINTON could pull off some of these looks. I already imagine her in some.
Definitely different - not something I would or could wear.


i'm not dorothy gale

Mad Max: The Next Generation

I do like all the textures and mixed fabrics but honestly I look at these established designers and wonder if one of their garments had been on PR - what would the judges say?

I say IN.


I want a t shirt with the Maori arms. The bodice can be black with stamped textured stripey type things, but the arms must be white or flesh with the Maori stamps.
I am strange, I know. and derivative. Oh and the shoes too-- but not so high please. I can see where this collection will go. It is interesting and adaptable as well as dark. Very dramatic.


Definitely not red-carpet (although a few pieces could be mixed and matched to be more wearable) but the vision: WOW! And the shoes!!! >salivates<


Mary C said:

"Very Lady Macbeth"

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Yes! My first thought when I saw the three backlit figures in yellow-green lighting & faux fog was "It's the three witches from Macbeth."

Overall, I really admire the way (to my eye) it's striking, not ugly, and composed to look artless rather than truly random. I neither "get" nor need the back story, it strikes me as overwrought, overdramatic bushwah, but that's o.k. There's more than one reason why I'm not a creative artist.

The drawback I see is that most pieces need to be combined with something tamer (worn with a plain skirt, over a black slip dress, with jeans, etc.) to really be "wearable" but I don't know how many of us could do that so they keep their impact, instead of just looking tatty.


p.s. Not a fan of the shoes. For me they evoke chubby goth girls in their teens & 20's whose skin desperately needs a rest from the pancake make up. But that's just me.


It is as if the models wearing the clothes emerged from a dank and mossy swamp.

I thought Rodarte was supposed to be getting some kind of big contract thrown their way but doesn't that mean their clothes need to be more marketable?


This is what I picture Orc wives wearing. Not my thing.


Staging inspired by fuming concentrated HydroChloric Acid and the clothes that walked through the fumes.


those shoes are badass.


fashionablylate

Um, no.


bitchybitchybitchy

Isabella said...
Are these the costumes for the next season of True Blood?

9/22/09 11:40 AM

Don't think so, as that show requires a certain Cajun hootchie quality not present in these pieces...


Someone help me out: Are they all wearing the same scraps of fabric rearranged differently, or what?

This is what I picture Orc wives wearing.

HAH!!


On first glance I thought oh, it's the Spring, Post-Apocalypse collection. But I thought I'd wear the top in the 4th photo, and new day, new look I see that a lot of the seeming unwearability of this collection has less to do with the clothes and more with the how the collection is styled. The average woman is not going to wear Sharpie markings on her arms; the average woman is going to take ONE piece at a time and do a simple shoe, hair and make-up. I'm not saying this is ALL suddenly gorgeous and wearable, but I think there are a couple of pieces I could see myself in ASSUMING the rest of my look stayed as simple as possible.


Night of the Walking Dead Models


After reading what style.com had to say:

That somehow evolved into a tale, part Mad Max, part Tim Burton, of a woman burned alive who is transformed into a California condor (you begin to appreciate Gordon's point). Forced to scavenge for existence in a barren, war-torn landscape, she pieces together her attire from rags that, as Laura Mulleavy pointed out, only serve to expose her wounds

I was expecting to be revolted, because a woman who's been burned alive doesn't seem to go with fashion. But I think this collection is stunningly beautiful. Not in the normal sense of "beautiful", but beautiful nonetheless. I think most of it is very wearable by the right woman, and I would pay good money to see someone wear one of these pieces to the Oscars, just to see the likes of Jennifer Rade have an aneurysm.

I to could do without the back story. Most of them make me roll my eyes.

Victoria said: I went to a restaurant the other night that was touted as being a "real" Sicilian restaurant. My "wild mushroom risotto" turned out to be a puddle of warm, brown, gooey butterfat; not a single grain of rice, and nary a mushroom, to be found. The only way I could have known that it ever contained rice was from its name; I certainly couldn't see or feel any individual grains of rice. It was like trying to eat a bowl of gravy.

I went on Yelp to trash the place, but then I saw a million reviews saying, "I'm from Sicily, and I can't find real Sicilian food ANYWHERE but here." "This is the only Italian restaurant that can stand up to the memory of my Sicilian grandmother's cooking," etc.

So, maybe a puddle of warm brown gooey butterfat is "the real Sicilian risotto" and I was just too ignorant to appreciate it.

But I don't care. It was still a disgusting bowl of gravy and I refused to eat it, no matter how "authentic" it was.

That's how I feel about Rodarte. Maybe they're brilliant, maybe they have an extradordinary vision, maybe they're doing something really amazing, but their dresses are unflattering to every single human female body on the planet and I don't want to wear or look at them. -victoria



Victoria, despite my disagreeing with you about these clothes, I like your comment. It speaks to the total subjectivity of art and near-art. I've thought the exact same thing when certain books, movies, TV shows, restaurants, and fashion collections are considered the hot new thing, and I just don't get it.

PS: My Sicilian mother makes a shrimp risotto that is so good it could bring tears to your eyes. And she uses rice.


I actually love this collection, and I'd have a lot of fun wearing most of it. Of course, I have no clue WHERE I would wear such things...but I can't afford the stuff anyway so I might as well let my imagination fly. Costume ball at my house!!! :-)


Another note: Somehow, the rail-thin models are a perfect compliment to the post-apocalyptic theme. The effect is much more powerful than if someone like me was to wear the clothing.


Zombie chic? not a fan.


Okay, I know so far people are not feeling it, but if I had the money and the body, I would buy the entire collection. It's exciting and it makes me FEEL excited -- that's always important to me with clothes.





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