Rodarte F/W 09.10 New York
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Join Date: Jul 2005
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and some of these fabrics and finishes
which i am sure they are hand doing in their own studio
will not hold up to any wear ...
most will fuzz or tear or generally fall apart in 2-3 wears i would bet...
and what is with using only ONE silhouette for the whole show?!.
i mean- it's a more wearable silhouette than usual for them...sure...
but what if you don't LIKE that silo or what if it just looks bad on you?!?...
and how is doing 33 variations of the same thing even remotely creative..?!
it's redundant and repetitive...
Agreed Exactly. These are lovely one-off pieces in their own right, but Rodarte seems capable of only one particular technique in making clothes, i.e. collage and sew over a mannequin form. In that sense, they will not make practical wearable designs (not an essential in fashion, I know) and will not move fashion forward. It's fun to have collections like these but in the end, they are very limited and amateurish in their talent, a one-hit "wonder" (not even sure their creations are so great considering the fact that the results are quite crude...), not an amazing fashion force. Besides, this collage method has been done by other designers before, and those other more talented designers have also explore other aspects of designing, eg. construction, cut, other ways of handling materials, prints, textures, etc. Chalayan, Martin Margiela, etc. are some of these more talented designers capable of collages but also much more.
I don't dislike Rodarte, they get credit for attempting their own hand-sewn collage method, but putting them on a pedestal will not help them move forward in any way. It also sends the wrong message to other start-ups. They are very limited now, and if they indeed have more potential than this same old same old, then it's time also to expect more from them.
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