Screenshot from SHOWstudio Rodarte On-demand footage, Catwalk photos from Style.com

Florals? For Spring? Groundbreaking.” – Miranda Priestly (The Devil Wears Prada 2006)

But this is florals for winter, it’s definitely rebellious, if not groundbreaking. And sheer white leggings and dresses, all weighed down of course by heavy yarn collages and sheepskin jackets. Oh set aside whatever inspired this ethereal collection (sleepwalking), the bravery to bring out SS fabrics onto an AW runway, and making it work so agreeably, is so admirable. They all say this collection lacked the usual badass factor of Rodarte, but in my opinion this rebellion is their best form of badass yet.

Black? For Winter? Groundbreaking, I’d like to just say.

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  1. When I first saw these close-up, I wasn’t quite sure how to take it. An amalgamation of various textures and layers, but all within the same color hue… it’s interesting. I’m a fan of the burgundy socks.

    And this reminds me that I have yet to see Devil Wears Prada…

  2. you always make me lmao. I love the crochet, but I’m impatient to see the rest un-layered in editorials before I make up my mind about the whole collection… ;)

  3. Fabulous!

  4. For me this collection definitely took a few viewings to grow on me, but now I really love it. The color combination of the deep reds/burgundies and creams and whites is so lovely. A few of the fabric choices I am still a little unsure about but overall it’s incredibly beautiful.

  5. I JUST looked at the detail shots and I’m really really impressed! From the video, I didn’t really notice the florals and cute little details on the leggings. The collection just looked like…a Mulleavy collection. nothing new. but okay…I’ll slap myself now. I want it all.

  6. mmm you are so right!

    i love how intricate yet unintimidating the layering is…

  7. First off, is it possible that Miranda Priestly is more genius than Anna Wintour herself?
    Secondly, that collection was fantastic and I love your take on it. The florals with the heavy knits really are a fresh take on winter florals. Now if only these pieces of perfect rebellion weren’t a zillion dollars.

  8. Tom Tuttle from Tacoma

    witty commentary. me likey.

  9. Gorgeous!

  10. Amazing collection!xxx

  11. i tagged you, check out my post
    http://fashion-tidbits.blogspot.com/2010/02/i-want-that-floral-lover-bikini.html

    i’m not sure if you do the tagging thing but…hey :D

  12. Love this collection!

  13. this really is beautiful. i love it.

    also was great to meet you yesterday! i knew i had seen your blog before… i love it! you have such a creative sense of style and your blog is beautifully formatted and written. just wanted to say it was lovely to meet you and that i’m going to pop some photos up of you soon – i’ll put a link back to here. xx

  14. wow. the patterns and colors and textures are gorgeous!

  15. Lovely collection!

  16. Great selection thanks for sharing!!
    and great blog by the way

    xx

  17. So many details, weren’t there? :)

    juliet xxx

  18. The second I saw this collection, I loved it. It’s such a refreshing departure from all the tattered, black, and studded collections we’re used to these days. (Though I’m not opposed to them, I am growing weary of them). Anyways, glad to see I’m not alone…

  19. Oh, my, Shini, I had no idea your blog was so amazing! I’ve just added you to my ‘daily reads’ list because.. well because I’m going to. I love that quote from The Devil Wears Prada in this context: & I agree. But I’ve been wearing pastels, light neutrals, and summery stuff in winter for years now: it just makes me feel happier.

    So glad to meet you & looking forward to shooting you tomorrow: you’ve become my instant muse ; )

    (and oh: people asked what your blog was but I was too sleepy to link it: I’ll do it now)

  20. Ohh, this is gorgeous. I love the layering, the floral, and the texture. Would be my pick for winter next year, for sure.