RODARTE SS17 IS MAKING US CRY (TEARS OF JOY)
Rodarte has this blessed knack for creating something new and fantastical with each passing season, and yet never really changing. What I mean to say is that you always know a Rodarte dress when you see one, but you never get tired of them. The sister-run brand manages the daunting task of making sparkles, lace, and tulle grown-up and totally un-cliché, attracting fans who wouldn't normally be caught dead near sequins or flower crowns (case in point: Chloe Sevigny). This season saw familiar themes (like AMAZING shearling coats that I would sell my soul for, not to mention all those pretty frocks) but with an usual injection of Western cowboy culture, taking the form of moto jackets (oversized, studded, exaggerated lapels), high-waisted slacks with hardware and double belts, and subtle nods to paisley in the pastel dresses. This has been a sleeper trend for a while now, so we're excited to see it take shape in such a unique way.
But the *tears of joy* didn't end at the clothing. Backstage, makeup and hair artists worked their magic (that's how they do it, right?) and created some of the most enviable, ethereal looks we've seen at New York Fashion Week thus far. Like this:
For the faces, designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy asked the NARS team to "captur[e] each model's youthful spirit. We wanted a beautiful natural glow that highlights their radiance." The look was achieved using moisturizing cream, tinted moisturizer, peachy blush, and mauve lips.
Images c/o NARS