In Winter Flowers Are Struggling To Grow

backstage, preparation and fittings

Even though the Rodarte Spring 2009 collection is almost impossible to be worn in real-life, you surely can't avoid loving the eye-candy it offers. This futuristic collection of the Mulleavy sisters carries numerous influences. Among these, the most notable is the land art, which blossomed only after humans began space travel and people began to see the Earth from a different perspective (Laura Mulleavy). Hm. Anyways, I wouldn't mind any of those apocalyptic designs. 
An out-of-this-world material clash can be seen in the dresses. There were thrown in a multitude of materials, including leather and chains.

These all are lovely in their own way, but they sadly make only good editorial material. These beautiful androids...

I simply can't let the Nicholas Kirkwood heels left unmentioned. That's why I dug out an interview with him posted on style some time ago, in which he explains himself and his work...
His shoes are so out of this planet, it's hard not to notice them. Whether you hate or you love his creations, I find it great the fact that he tries to find ways to integrate elements [pearls, crystals] into the architecture of the shoe, rather than just laying on decoration. Here's the pearl-embedded platform shoe (one of them pairs), and these crystal-paved heels for theSpring 2009 Rodarte collection. BANANAS!!

I particularly like this: "I’m working on a pair of flats, but for me, it’s either super-high or super-low. There’s no point messing with anything in between." Think about the fact he started to wrok with Philip Treacy, and then moved on into shoe designing... Had a vision and followed it. There's nothing on this moodboard, he says. His collaborations include Rodarte and Alberta Ferretti for their runway shows. What better place to create mind-blowing designs than for the catwalk? It's a go-go.

photos: rodarte. net
Sweet treats,


  1. Toate ca toate dar pantofi is oribili. Dizgratiosi.
    Aceleasi aprecieri si pentru colantii negri ce par facuti din ceva intre plase de Kaufland decupate si latex pentru manusi de chimist.

  2. Pantofii lui Kirkwood sunt putin purtabili in cotidianul nostru stresant, dar asta nu ii face mai putin uimitori... mind-blowing
    Iar de Rodarte sunt demult indragostita, sunt din alta lumea, in sensul cel mai bun al cuvantului :)

  3. pentru ca au fost facuti special pentru o prezentare cu haine care cereau asa ceva...

    carola: ai dreptate! normal, e cam greu de imaginat sa te urci pe astfel de tocuri si sa te plimbi prin centrului orasului...:))) surorile Mulleavy de la Rodarte au niste idei incredibile ;)


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