Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Let them eat Rodarte


Well the shows roll on in New York, with yet more reports of empty front row seats – even at Monday night’s Marc Jacobs show, which as frockwriter reported almost the minute it happened, started early. Jacobs shows off-schedule at the Lexington Armory (where his Marc by Marc Jacobs show just wrapped). In spite of IMG's claims that show numbers are on par with previous seasons, the IMG-operated Bryant Park tent setup seems particularly hard hit, perhaps due to the additional costs of showing there. Yesterday we reported one show-goer referring to the tents as “dead” due to schedule gaps. Just in, this Tweet from Mediabistro/fishbowlNY managing editor Rebecca Leigh Fox that on Tuesday, the “Bryant Park tents were no-(wo)man's land this am-think i saw tumbleweed roll by even w/ Badgley Mischka seating. cue recession wails”. Rodarte also shows off-schedule, but given that the designers, Kate and Laura Mulleavy, won the 100,000 euro Swiss Textiles Award (A$198,362) in November (and with additional $ from Swarovski), they are not as cash-strapped as some other emerging American fashion names.


Click here to see the video of their beautiful FW0910 collection, a near single-note sonata of hand-crafted, heavily embellished - and incredibly short - dresses, every last outfit teamed with some remarkable rumpled leather legging boots by Nicholas Kirkwood.

Noone fell this time (unlike last season) - just a stumble at 5.51 as one girl heads backstage.

This level of craftsmanship is however sure to engender sticker shock.


AusAnna said...

it's so sad hey, i dont even want to believe in this recession. For the next generation of people in the fashion industry it can be quiet depressing. boo.
love your blog lady. you are linked. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti,
heard/seen anything on Toni Maticevski's show?


Patty Huntington said...

yes sorry, i've been slow to post on a couple of things. so many things to do, not enough time/hands

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