Wheat prints, dyes that glow like a dawn sky, and Amish quilting. Where in previous seasons Kate and Laura Mulleavy have referenced the landscape of their native California, for fall, the sisters looked to the Great Plains, Kansas, and—never ones to miss a movie—The Wizard of Oz. Full skirts and high necks come in homestead patterns and textured lace, evoking a Judy Garland silhouette, while floor-length gowns imitate the prairie itself, in billowing expanses of periwinkle and maize.
Established: 2005 by Kate & Laura Mulleavy
With each collection, Kate & Laura Mulleavy begin more and more to appear like modern-day Brontes: brooding, experimental, eerie, and romantic, the creative output of both sister duos conjure up dreamlike, mysterious, and enchanting states of mind. And just like avid readers of those Victorian sisters, fans of Rodarte bite their nails, waiting for the next unpredictable installment of moody-yet-marvelous offerings from the adventurous designers.