8/10/2011

rodarte megalast burls forever

I am finding it increasingly impossible to believe that the Mulleavy sisters are not psychopathic fans of the Cocteau Twins. There's just no way they don't listen to this band! Every time they release a new collection, I can so blatantly see the references to the Cocteau Twins' entire back catalogue.  Liz Fraser sang in her own mystical language, she sang of emotions and nonsensical objects (pearly dewdrops? cherry-colored funk? love's easy tears? click through to listen!) that exist only in her own alternate esoteric plane, but her emphatic croons make them feel so real. Rodarte designs in a similarly impressionistic manner. The new Rodarte for Opening Ceremony collection is champagne colors, florals, delicate rococo tendrils of fabric. These are clothes that feel like a pleasant, if not vaguely faraway dream. They use silhouettes that seem to reference pretty basic patterns but through use of things like slits and sharp shoulders and dreamy tones, it feels like something not of this physical world. (edit: now with more images!)

 
 
The green dress looks like a Christmas tree, but Liz Fraser's version of a Christmas Tree. Something like...Pepper-Tea Ruffle Habiliment? Treeheart and Frocklove?


The standout looks for me, of course, were these Jane Eyre-inspired all-black ensembles that feel like the murkiest depths of Head Over Heels. Severe shapes meet whimsy and texture, and far-removed spookiness that feels comforting for the soul. Already plotting to get my hands on the goat hair coat and that sheer panel long-sleeve dress. My fall and winter should feel like a blissful Cocteau Twins daydream.

17 comments:

Melissa said...

oh good god this collection is amazing. i love the print with all the furniture on it..and i would totally wear the xmas tree dress.

meg said...

agughghghghgh

the SHOES, too, those SHOES, are they a part of it

i am weeping over all of this SO HARD

billie said...

I love this post!

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

Well, i don't know much about Rodarte but these dresses are beautiful! I'm mainly here for the Cocteau Twins mind ;D they are so perfect, i'm glad someone loves them as much as i do!!
xxxx

Just a lazy morning said...

yes,please!
xoxo

Meagan said...

so incredibly gorgeous. those mulleavys can do no wrong.

Cristina Suspiria said...

very awesome

Zsyggy said...

LOVE ♥

meagan said...

@meg YES. the shoes are a part of this collection. take a minute to process that.

nicolette said...

holy fucking look book perfection.

Magnet said...

What a lovely collection. My favourites are the second and last images. I probably wouldn't actually wear anything from this collection though, it's not really me... but, it is nice to admire.

Isabel said...

HOW ARE YOU EVEN THIS PERCEPTIVE??!!

omgenius

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

Never heard of them, but wow they are gorgeous! And such beautiful style; I would have thought it was a Rodarte ad! =)

http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

RA said...

beautiful dresses <3

Brandon said...

This is waaaaaaay better then their first collection with OCNY. Is this the way brands like Rodarte will be having diffusion lines in the future? Because if so, HELL YES! Need a shopping list right now!

Amy Creyer said...

I love how you're bridging your true love, music, with your fashion blog. You found a way to make it work really well too. You're not just throwing up a song title with a personal outfit post - you're analyzing deep into a musical oeuvre to pull out threads and references to the fashion collection you dissect.

Though to be honest, I don't expect anything less than the best from you at the point.

xxx

wobblinbetty said...

I'm not very much into Rodarte but I love Cocteau Twins music and like the way you connected the two of them in this post.
xx