The centrifugal force that once held New York Fashion Week together is losing its strength but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for the likes of Sies Marjan, Rodarte, Prabal Gurung and Opening Ceremony.
Having departed to Paris Couture Week three seasons ago, the brands rejoin New York royalty including Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch and Ralph Lauren.
"Meticulously crafting strange new worlds has always been Kate and Laura Mulleavys’ raison d’être."
"The Mulleavys frequently swerve in and out of their high-fashion lane."
The Rodarte sisters' work has occasionally been labelled pretty, but there’s always something weird too.
The Los Angeles-based label will host an intimate presentation in Paris this season, with plans to align its runway collections with the couture schedule starting in July 2017.
The Mulleavy sisters took inspiration from the bees in their Pasadena backyard, resulting in swathes of honeycomb tulle, drifts of pollen-shaped embroideries and a honey-toned colour palette.
The innate theatricality of the Mulleavy sisters' clothes worked to their advantage here, but the question lingers as to whether they can build a sustainable business.
"Against the current backdrop of a fracturing, speed-driven corporate fashion system, Rodarte has emerged soundly in another way: as a subversively
The Mulleavy sisters cited romantic poetry as their inspiration, but it wasn’t immediately clear how this was translated into clothes that had all the glitter and glam of the honky tonk.
"The film world is beginning to take what would in the past have been dismissed as dilettantish forays seriously — just as fashion now has to take