Dienstag, 3. Januar 2012

Rodarte S/S 12

RODARTE SS12 NEW YORK 9/13/2011

Influenced by the unlikely combination of famous paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, Rodarte’s whimsical Spring Summer 2012 collection is a great fit with Swarovski Elements.

2 - Rodarte SS12 look 35 closeup crop

Iridescent beads and pendants add texture to romantic off-the-shoulder dresses while square sew-on stones create a pixilated effect on the straps of chunky heels.

RODARTE SS12 NEW YORK 9/13/2011

4 - Rodarte shoes backstage closeup

RODARTE SS12 NEW YORK 9/13/2011

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'The Starry Night' by Vincent van Gogh (1889)

RODARTE SS12 NEW YORK 9/13/2011

RODARTE SS12 NEW YORK 9/13/2011

RODARTE SS12 NEW YORK 9/13/2011

RODARTE SS12 NEW YORK 9/13/2011

RODARTE SS12 NEW YORK 9/13/2011
Pictures are property of Rodarte made with Swarovski Elements, Van Gough picture taken by C J Wood

I`m a fan of mixing different forms of art and would think that mixing visual art from different centuries, like 19th century Post-Impressionism and 20th century animated film, creates an interesting result. I really like this collection, the depth of colours and also the cuteness and playfullness. It`s just the Disney influence that gives me a headache.
It is arguable if animated film counts as a form of art but that is not my problem with it. I`m disapointed that the Mulleavy sisters (that I consider to be fantastic designers) incorporated something as "low" as Disney into their collection, as for me Disney does not stand for "cute animated film" but for consumerism, hypocrisy, brainlessness and the spreading of reactionist & sexist gender-roles.

May I add, that Disney is NOT the original creator of the Sleeping Beauty! The Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale which was handed down through oral tradition and, as such, the original author is unknown. Charles Perrault published a version in his Tales Of Mother Goose in 1697 and the Brothers Grimm also published a version known as 'Briar Rose' in 1812.

How do you like the collection and the mix of it`s influences?

2 Kommentare:

Amena hat gesagt…

I too am a big believer of mixing different art forms. And the Mulleavy sisters have always used some very impressive inspiration. But mixing Disney with Van Gough...hummm.. does not really work for me. But this collection does have some stunning pieces.

You have an amazing blog. Great Stuff.

http://fashion-opolis.blogspot.com/

Heather Fonseca hat gesagt…

I don't love the collection honestly. The work is neither wearable nor fantastic enough to be inspirational. I mean, lots of Galliano's work for Dior wasn't wearable but it was so fabulous it didn't matter.

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