Rodarte is my favourite New York based design house. Their presentation is always a highlight for me, and Spring 2010 did not disappoint. I was completely in love with Autumn '09 (especially those boots) and struggled to imagine how the girls would top it, but they definitely developed their designs and you could see the progression within their work. Before the show, Laura Mulleavy told WWD about their unusual inspiration – California condors. “We just kept thinking about how they had to scavenge to survive. If they were mangled and tattered, how they would be reborn.”
There was a grungey warrior feel to the collection with a slightly futuristic edge. Pieces were strung together with patchworks of distressed materials including tartan, tie dye, wool cobweb, and leather. Laura explained, "We ruined everything." Killer heels were provided by Nicholas Kirkwood who created heavily studded platforms.
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