Get ready to witness some of the fiercest shoe trends ever. Aside from the amazing, eye-catching hairstyles, makeup, and clothes, designers also amped up their game in the shoe section. Fashionable ladies will be wearing a range of bold colors when it comes to footwear in spring 2019. In the next sunny season, make sure that your heels and sandals are always decorated with cute details such as feathers and bows. If you are a real shoe lover you will be completely obsessed with the trends below. It’s all about standing out and making a strong fashion statement through footwear.
Makeup is a very important part of runway shows. With each new season presentation, we get an early glimpse of the trends that will become popular very soon. It’s only the beginning of fashion month, and there are already so many amazing makeup trends we want to try. Check out these cool trends that might become the favorite thing you do to your face in spring 2019.
New York Fashion Week almost came to an end, which means it’s time to re-cap the coolest designs, hairstyles, and makeup looks that were presented on the runways. Popular brands already announced some of the biggest hair trends you will be opting for in Spring 2019. Get ready to color your hair in bold neon shades, add a lot of floral accessories and VA-VA volume. Here are some of the most epic hair moments from the catwalks at New York Fashion Week.
After months of speculation, the news is officially out. Kirsten Dunst announced her pregnancy in the best possible way. The gorgeous actress first showed her baby bump in Rodarte’s lookbook for their Fall 2018 collection. Celebrity pregnancy reveals seem to get more glamorous each day. Thanks to sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, Kirsten got a unique chance to share with the world that she is expecting her first child with fiancée Jesse Plemons.
The rumors first started circulating in December, but until yesterday there was no actual proof. Dunst is a close friend of the Rodarte sisters and often flaunts their designs for special occasions. This year, Laura and Kate decided to skip the runway and present the Fall 2018 collection with a romantic photo shoot. Autumn de Wilde stood behind the camera, while Shirley Kurata and Ashley Furnival took care of the styling. All of the designs channel dreamy and romantic vibes, involving intricate lace, soft frills, and stunning embroidery.
But Dunst’s announcement is not the only exciting thing about the campaign. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe’s daughter, Ava Phillippe, made her official modeling debut in this lookbook. The 18-year-old flaunts two gorgeous dresses created by Kate and Laura. Reese’s mini-me rocks a whimsical white midi dress with black embroidery, and a long pink tulle gown accessorized with red 3D flowers.
Titled “Women That Inspire Us”, the portrait series shows off a stellar cast. The Mulleavy sisters tapped some of their favorite celebrities. Aside from Kirsten and Ava, you’ll see Gia Coppola, Rowan Blanchard, Tessa Thompson, Chloe and Halle Bailey, Kim Gordon, Hong Chau, Grimes, and Danai Gurira.
Dunst cradles her baby bump in two of the campaign shots. In the first one, the actress is wearing a long red dotted gown with a layer of sheer floral embroidered fabric. The second look is much different than the rest of the collection. There Kirsten got a chance to show her growing belly in a chic camel coat decorated with a big brown bow around the neck.
Kirsten and Jesse shared their engagement news in January 2017. There is still no information on the birth and the wedding date for now. Anyway, the designer duo already shared that they are working on a bridal gown for the actress. Dunst will undoubtedly flaunt another mesmerizing Rodarte dress for the happiest day of her life. Until then, all we can do is feast our eyes on the Fall 2018 collection from the brand.
Photo Credit: Autumn de Wilde
The New York Fashion Week starts next week on September 7. This year there will be multiple changes predominantly in the schedule. Big names such as Altuzzara, Rodarte, Thom Browne, and Proenza Schouler decided to show their collections in Paris. Probably this was the reason why the NYFW will end one day earlier than usual. The last shows will happen on September 13.
During the NYFW designers will show their spring 2018 women’s collections. Some designers moved to Paris, but there are still many exciting names that will show their designs next week. Among the fashion houses that are returning this year to the NYFW are Tom Ford and Fenty x Puma by Rihanna. Both shows are expected to have a high-profile audience full of celebrities and influencers. There are also some designers who will show at NYFW for the first time. The cool streetwear label Daisy approved by Kim Kardashian West is on the schedule for this year. Next, Matthew Adams Dolan, Rihanna’s go-to denim designer will also make his debut on the NYFW. Other new names include Snow Xue Gao, Lou Dallas and Barragan and LRS. The plus-size clothing brand Addition Elle will also be part of the NYFW for the first time ever. Models such as Ashley Graham and Jordyn Woods will walk the runway for the brand. This is expected to be the most body-positive NYFW so far.
Another change this year is the location. Rumor has it that Brooklyn will be the center of the fashion events this year. Some of the brands already confirmed their locations in Brooklyn. Additionally, some designers choose out of town locations. Ralph Lauren, for example, will show his collection 46.1 miles from One World Trade Center. The designer will present Spring 2018 designs in his garage in Bedford. More designers are leaving the runway concept and opt for a more intimate atmosphere. This way, the audience has a closer look at the designs. Designers, on the other hand, get an opportunity to connect with the audience on a more personal level. This year Narciso Rodriguez and Rag and Bone will show the collections in their ateliers.
The NYFW has many new faces this year. The most popular one is Kaia Gerber, the 16-year-old daughter of the former supermodel Cindy Crawford. Kaia is the new face of the Daisy perfume by Marc Jacobs. Therefore, we should expect the model to make her debut at the NYFW on the Marc Jacobs’ show.
There are also many fashion films this year and upgraded in-between show snacks. Movies, snacks, and fashion seem like a perfect idea to spend the week.
The Rodarte Spring 2018 Collection was presented at the Paris Couture Fashion Week 2017. The dynamic designer duo Kate and Laura Mulleavy have been very busy lately. Just recently they were preoccupied with dressing many A–listers such as Nicole Kidman and Elle Fanning for the Cannes Film Festival 2017. In meantime, they are also writing and directing their first movie.
The sisters’ tight schedule definitely didn’t get in the way of their designer arrangements. Rodarte showed whimsical pieces with a lot of details at the Paris Couture Week 2017 and left everyone in awe.
This was the first time for the brand to show in Paris and for their debut, the two sisters organized a spectacular show. Besides the delicate beauty of the designs, something else was in the spotlight as well. The fairytale-like floral crowns that the models wore perfectly complimented the out-of-this-world intricate designs.
Barely any of the designs could be labeled as pragmatic. The two sisters manipulated with different embellishments in every possible way creating show-stopping pieces meant only for the ones with a free spirit and bold style.
The gowns with 3-D floral embellishments were the highlight of the show. Kate and Laura designed daring and revealing, yet romantic dresses with multiple details. They enriched the floral clothing ensembles with scarves made of flower bouquets that models wore around their body as well as flower hair accessories and crowns. The massive bouquets of white fluff were a courtesy of the Los Angeles-based floral designer Joseph Free who came all the way from the West Coast to take care of the floral details in the outfits. The floral master and the Rodarte designer duo have many successful shows behind them.
The everyday creations were influenced by the bikers’ rock n’ roll style. Fierce leather pants were paired with ruffle sheer crop tops, biker jackets and ribbon belts. As if one belt was not enough, Rodarte added two ribbon belts in some of the outfits.
The show took place outdoors at the 16th-century cloister of a hospital. At the end of the show, the models gathered in a formation of an orderly French garden. The spectacular ending was followed by a standing ovation from the guests who gathered at one side of the garden to get a better view of the grand finale.
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You can finally have a first look at the highly anticipated Coach x Rodarte collaboration, and it won’t disappoint you for sure! Set to become available for purchase on Coach.com in April, the Coach x Rodarte collection features not only handbags, but also ready-to-wear clothing pieces you’ll instantly covet!
News that Los Angeles-based Rodarte and New York-based Coach were working together on an unlikely collaboration hit the headlines earlier in January, making many scratch their heads and ponder on how such uniquely iconic fashion houses could combine their completely different aesthetics all together.
A few days later, here we are with an answer to this question! The Coach x Rodarte collaboration is going to be a 15-piece collection that, aside from a cross-body bag design, will also consist of clothing pieces. As for the inspiration behind each one of the items, both Coach’s creative director Stuart Vevers, and Rodarte’s Laura Mulleavy have finally made some statements after declining any comment regarding the upcoming collaboration back in February.
“I loaded up my suitcases with tons of stuff and just headed to L.A., solo,” Manhattan-based Vevers explained to Vogue. “Something about that Hollywood glow excites me.”
While Mulleavy opened up saying that they “share certain references and ideas and see things on the same level, but at the same time we’re very different. It’s very rare to have the opportunity to capture our ideas from a different angle. It felt very seamless, and just so fun.”
All in all, as Mulleavy and Vevers told Refinery29, the collaboration focuses on the Seventies. “We were looking through the archives with Stuart [Vevers] and we loved the vintage campaigns and bags from the 70s; they connected to our design spirit and unique perspective,” Mulleavy revealed. “When [the Mulleavy sisters] suggested that we take the vintage 1970’s Coach ads and print them on t-shirts, it really made me think about how all the different phases of a bag’s life — from design to advertisement — form the design of that bag in the first place,” Vevers then continued.
Set to debut on magazines in April, the collection’s first look got captured by Vogue in a thrilling editorial photographed by Clara Balzary, from which we can have a clear glimpse of what we should expect. The collaboration’s first look includes a gorgeous geometric handbag embroidered with floral appliqués aplenty, available both in pink and black, as well as a few cozy sweaters with a “This is a Coach Bag” statement emblazoned on the front (à la René Magritte’s “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” famous painting).
There’s even what appears to be a long, glamorously rock and urban-chic dress in leather, which really exudes both Rodarte’s and Coach’s contrasting patterns all at once. As for the pricing, as for now we only know that while the aforementioned bags retail at $795 each, the leather dress costs $2,500.
We guess we just have to wait and see, at this point!
Photos courtesy of Coach
Though the duo typically shows during New York Fashion Week, they chose this season to forgo that option this year with the intent of focusing on their spring 2018 presentation for Paris Couture Week in July 2017. In lieu of that decision, Kate and Laura Mulleavy chose to release their Rodarte fall 2017 collection through images during Paris Fashion Week.
The design of the collection was different, a bit quirky and absolutely full of movement. Several accessories and tops could be seen almost catching the autumn breeze. Taking a moment to really appreciate the accessories is warranted as well; these pieces were amazing. Dangling earrings with filigree and chains, hoops of different sizes and styles accented most of the looks.
The images were shot by Autumn de Wilde, an American born photographer whose commercial photography work of musicians and her skill with portraiture have set her apart in her field. The model, Ava Hawk McDean, models twenty-two different looks for Rodarte, each designed to appear light in spite of the season that usually favors much heavier and often times darker fabric and color choices.
The movement and flow amongst the silhouettes was easy to pick up on, it gave a feel of effortless chic and impeccable design aesthetic throughout the collection. The soft, pink rosy color of the sequined two-piece pantsuit was the brightest color of the collection and an interesting one at that, as there will always be connotations associated with the color.
The use of gold was also very prevalent in the Rodarte fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection, making the point of luxury a very obvious one throughout the lineup. Within the different silhouettes was another surprising addition – ruffled sleeves that adorned the arms of Ava Hawk McDean in several of the looks.
The Rodarte fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection did not represent one single aesthetic, silhouette or intent, but several simultaneously. The silhouettes featured slim lengthening shapes with only two actual floor-length options. Of the two the loose knit with both belts, the matching scarf and the interesting shawl were some of the best.
Volume was seen in several pieces, movement in nearly all. The wide belt was an interesting touch as were the layers of the skirts and the use of sheer and sheen.
The colors chosen for the Rodarte fall 2017 palette were alluring, soft – even the black was softened up for the most part, with the exception of the oversized studded leather ensemble. Fur was added in and the jewelry from the earrings to the rings was as intricately designed as everything else in the collection.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Rodarte just took us unawares by announcing its decision to skip the upcoming New York Fashion Week. Although not seeing Rodarte among the many fashion houses that we automatically associate with New York Fashion Week will surely make many scratch their heads in the months to come, Rodarte’s move should be regarded more as a sort of inspiring (r)evolution rather than a mere dropout from the industry’s busy scenes.
As Rodarte’s creative directors Kate and Laura Mulleavy have also announced, the Los Angeles-based fashion house is instead hosting private presentations at Paris Fashion Week in January and July, thus aligning with the Paris Couture Week’s more intimate schedules (a choice that also Vetements made).
“We’re huge fans of the city and huge fans of what fashion means in Paris,” she said. “On top of that, the schedule does allow for us to have earlier deliveries. We’re a small business, but we’re an independent business,” Laura Mulleavy told the Business of Fashion, explaining how the vast majority of Rodarte’s revenue is still generated from both their collaborations (such as those with & Other Stories and Target), and ready-to-wear proposals.
“The selling period is the key issue,” she continued. “At our company, our number-one goal is always to create the beautiful, detail-oriented clothing that people desire from our brand. We want to feed our product into the marketplace on an earlier delivery schedule.”
To further implement their revenue and to better satisfy their customers’ thirst for Rodarte-approved fashions, the Mulleavy sisters also decided to add a third collection, a sort of resort line, to their yearly roster. “I know people love to talk about our t-shirts, but it’s a small portion of what we do. Since the main revenue is the runway collection, it’s important to have that third presence,” Laura Mulleavy continued.
Rodarte’s third line, which according to Laura will be mainly filled with “lifestyle pieces” (which makes us inevitably curious), is also one of the designer duo’s most significant declarations of intent, as it reveals the sisters will never limit themselves when it comes to fashion. “I don’t know if it’s good for people to believe success is only growth and expansion if they don’t have a solid understanding of what they can offer. It’s something to find out first, because you just get lost. We try to do what is true to us.”
Although Rodarte’s future appears to be bright, we must say that of New York Fashion Week doesn’t. Along with Rodarte, labels such as Rebecca Minkoff, Rachel Zoe and Tommy Hilfiger, are skipping New York’s busy schedules favoring those of Los Angeles, which at this point may be regarded as one of the industry’s leading fashion capitals.
Photo courtesy of Vogue
For the Rodarte spring/summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection, Kate and Laura Mulleavy cited Seventies Spanish film “The Spirit of the Beehive”, unveiling a range of pieces that was surprising from every angle. The 40-ensemble collection provided a myriad of interesting details, textures and intricate features.
Unlike a lot of other collections that showed at New York Fashion Week this year, everything coordinated without looking repetitive. The various looks have a lot of personality, a lot of interesting features and will stand out in any crowd. From the jewelry to the shoes everything stands out beautifully.
Surprisingly, even with all of the different elements in each look, the outfits were not overly intense. Each look is rather dramatic and it is obvious that these styles are for the bold and those who know how to wear fashion without the look overpowering them.
Each piece is complex and sophisticated and melds together into a jaw-dropping overall collection. At every glance something new was discovered, at each turn on the runway something else caught the light. There was plenty to gawk at in this collection and plenty to plan on including in present wardrobes as well.
The Rodarte spring 2017 RTW collection featured staggered hemlines, plunging necklines, different textures, textiles and a multitude of patterns that truly looked excellent on the runway. There were skirts featuring sheer yet textured layers in this collection as well as intricately designed and sophisticated leather ensembles.
The aesthetics for Rodarte’s new collection are formidable and intriguing. A straightforward presentation of opulent styling and attention to details will always be appreciated by a like-minded crowd, and those with an eye on fashion will definitely have something to say about this collection. The voluminous sleeves on several of the looks were juxtaposed against fitted bodices and balanced out with flared ruffled skirts.
A fur coat done in a large patchwork pattern with varying textures and a closure detail also featured a belted waist and was complex and beautifully elaborate. This fur coat was just one stand-out piece in Rodarte’s spring/summer 2017 collection, which is arguably a line of stand-out pieces. Several leather dresses were awe-inspiring in the details put into the design.
The play on textures was a dream come true in many of the ensembles. There was white leather fringe on a piece that also featured rows of studs on smooth leather. Overall the pieces were just opulently appointed, stunningly displayed and interesting from head to toe.
The jewelry was phenomenal, the shoes were fantastic and the layers of lace were incredible, creating an overall look and feel that was just perfect on the runway. Rodarte brought the feel of glam and drama to New York Fashion Week with their spring and summer 2017 collection.
Photos courtesy of Vogue