Fashionistas like Stefano Tonchi, blogger Leandra Medine, editor-at-large for Vogue Japan Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia, singer Miguel and his girlfriend model Nazanin Mandi, Terry Richardson, Kim Gordon, former editor-in-chief for Vogue Paris Carine Roitfeld, American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, singer Karen Ellison, Victoria Legrand and Joe Zee all gathered at Center 540 to attend designers Laura Mulleavy and Kate Mulleavy's Rodarte Spring 2014 presentation.
Examiner.com was invited to attend the presentation as a guest of sponsor Fiji Water, which was placed on the each front row guest's seat. The dramatic presentation was curated and directed by Alexandre De Betak. Michal Gaubert did the music.
Shoes were designed by Rodarte. Swarovski provided crystals. James Kaliardos helped create the look for NARS cosmetics, hairstyling was done by Odile Gilbert for John Frieda Hair Care and Tracylee for Sally Hanson designed the nails.
The runway was unique in that there were several square mirror floor panels which were outlined by parallel blue and red fluorescent light bulbs. Before the show began, the lights were gradually turned off, so that attendees were in complete darkness. Then all of the lights turned on and the models walked across a choreographed path. On trend with Spring 2014, we saw a lot of black and white. The collection also boasted funky animal prints like snake, zebra, and leopard. Fabrics used included silk, leather, and faux leather. The collection personified rock and roll meets jungle. We loved the Mulleavy sisters' use of asymmetry.
After the show, we spoke with actress Rashida Jones, who was appropriately rocking a Rodarte t-shirt. She said she loves Rodarte because it brings the drama. Before the presentation, Miguel told The Source that his fashion week had “been incredible. I think it’s one of the most inspiring weeks of the year. For me at least. It’s always good to be around creative energy and creative individuals here.”
Later that night, Svedka hosted Rodarte's fashion week after-party at Louie and Chan. Kate and Laura Mulleavy were joined by Miguel, Rashida Jones, Lisa Love, Josh Wu and more.