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I have a degree in Fashion design thanks, so I've done more than "play" on a mannequin, and so am fully aware of the construction of Rodarte's garments.

You missed my point totally it would seem. I never said or even implied other designers are not doing this because they are not able. I simply said, quite clearly, that perhaps part of their sucess is that no-one is doing it. Regardless of the fact they may well be able to do it. No-one else is. And so back to my original point, perhaps here lies part of their sucess.

Maybe if you reread your original question, you would understand how it sounds like you're implying exactly that.

"You say any designer could drape like that, and could do what the Rodarte sisters do... and yet no one else is? Surely the fact no one else is doing anything even close to what they are doing is part of their sucess?"

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My main issue is that EVERY SINGLE PIECE almost looked the same. It's hard to appreciate a single stand out piece when the difference between 1 dress and another is that they decided to go up and over instead of over and up. It almost takes the specialty of their "technique" away because there is soo much of it. It waters it down in a design sense because that's all the muscles they're flexing.

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i don't understand the controversy over rodarte's patchwork masterpieces: oscar de la renta has cut the same dress FOR DECADES, karl lagerfeld has put out the same tweed jacket for chanel FOR DECADES, stella mccartney cuts the same boyfriend jackets, rick owens cuts the same leather jacket, etc. while much of fashion is about innovation and moving forward, we cannot discount the lion's share of fashion which is about updating one's signature piece.

martin grant has built an entire fashion line around his covetable trench coats, for example. honestly, all of fashion isn't experimental oneupmanship. the fact that these girls have actually monetized their experimental wares and found a market for their cobwebby knits strikes me as something of a genius.

while anyone could play with fabrics on a form, not everyone could create a look that catches the eye of editors, reap pay gold with buyers, and earn money at the cash register.

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My problem isn't that it is repeated, my problem is that its godawful in the first place.

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My problem isn't that it is repeated, my problem is that its godawful in the first place.
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My problem isn't that it is repeated, my problem is that its godawful in the first place.
Most fashion editors, buyers, and wearers will disagree with you.

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Thats fine by me, but I will wait till I see someone wearing this.

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I just don't understand. Why is it that designers are expected to do a different thing every season?

I just think it's great that the Mulleavy sisters are creating a signature look and honestly, it's working for them. They did what they felt in the moment and I'm please with the results. It's all about emotions in their collections.

But hey, it's just me

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I'm beginning to think they are a one-trick pony. I realized webbing is their thing but I would like to see the look evolve more from season to season.
Me too. I understand there's a signature look or concept in art but there's no real progression.

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abstraction thank you for the close-ups xoxoxo I'd give you more karma but it told me i've given you too much! OOOPS!

very interesting there is a TON of texture here... i'm still undecided on this collection but hey it's fun to look at!!

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Sorry to butt in but can someone PLEASE tell me the name of the first song that they used? It's in the YouTube Video. I'M DESPERATE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qq0h...layer_embedded

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^^ yes yes plaese - i really do think its peter, bjorn and watever the last guy is called (they did that other hit runway sog)

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So, no, they haven't convinced me and a few others - to be a REAL fasion designer, you've got to *know* how to do a lot more. Take Margiela - from concept to artisanal to just fantastic looking suits to colored ice necklaces that stain the clothes in paint splashes, he sends them all. He is seldom out of ideas or the skills to execute them. He is a *real* designer.
Zazie I love how thoughtful your post was ..

on another hand, I believe its utterly unfair to compair Margiella to the M sisters ... just starting by the fact that they do not have half the amount of collection as Martin under their belt .. it can not be compared. imho

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Peter, Bjorn and John - Blue Period Picasso

correct me if Im wrong?!

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this collection just reminded me why I love fashion.

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