The Mulleavy sisters are on the rise, and after attending a Rodarte show for the first time, I now see why.
The Mulleavy sisters are on the rise, and after attending a Rodarte show for the first time, I now see why. Though Laura and Kate's designs aren't everyday wearable or affordable, they are art. And the sisters are evolving. One thing is for sure: Rodarte has found a niche. A fantastical world where women are feminine creatures who inhabit an otherworldly place. Intrigued? I caught up with Laura in the Lexus lounge after her show, and she spoke the creative speak of a designer in her element.
What are you feeling now that your show is over?
I am exhausted, excited, and happy. I was so nervous that last two days and I have no idea why.
More nervous than before?
Oh definitely. I think we were just so invested in it and it was definitely “us.” It just meant a lot for us to do this collection and get to a point where you grow and you can do more; it just felt different.
There were so many textures and colors in your collection. Let’s talk inspiration.
It started with the idea of Japanese horror films and Kabuki theater. Then we had the color red — how do you make red beautiful? Is it through orchids and peaches; do you use blacks, white, grays? And if you want to use all those colors, how do you balance it all? I felt like last season was a lot of watercolor pieces, but this season it felt like a movement of color too but in a stronger way.
To read the rest of what Laura has to say and to see Fab pre- and post-show photos, read more