NYFW: Anna Sui and Rodarte
Of the many elements in Anna Sui's collection that I love: the shoes! There are so many different varieties of boots and sandals and heels. It makes each piece look even more original. I'm also crazy about the billowing sleeves she seemed partial to, as seen on the last two pieces.
These are some examples of how the pattern and color palette went from charmingly busy to a more mellow cream. It all gives me the illusion of autumn in spring, which I think is rather fascinating. I'm one who matches specific colors and tones to the seasons, but she proved that you don't have to!
The golden side of the Rodarte collection. There's so much to love. The first two looks are probably my favorite of the whole show. This Fashion Week has me obsessing over high-waisted trousers and I love the checkered pattern on those, especially. The second look has such a marvelous silhouette. I also love the models' hair in this show, with the super cute doll-like side part and barrette combo.
And then the blues came in and did their own amazing thing. Overall I was surprised at the simplicity of the collection; everything seemed so very wearable and that's not usually a word I associate with Rodarte. Their clothes are always like walking art to me and while these still had that feeling they were also easier to imagine for real wear. The best of both worlds?
I was also quite smitten with the presentation by Swedish label Odd Molly, but I haven't been able to find any pictures from that. Check back, hopefully I'll post about it over the weekend!