Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Rodarte, with its balance of high-concept artistry and plain-old covetability, has become a can't-miss show. And the Mulleavys' latest collection — an eclectic, sexy mix of structure, romance and contrast — was no exception.

Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

The Mulleavy sisters cited Redwood forests as an inspiration. In some cases this was taken literally, as in the whimsical wood-grain prints.


Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Elsewhere, structure contrasted with unexpected glimpses of skin, or with flowing lines.


Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Sometimes the balance was flipped, making the emphasis on softness, with structure as a counterpoint.


Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Still other looks showcased pure romance — a cool contrast to Nicolas Kirkwood's assertive footwear!


Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

Not to go all Rachel Zoe on you, but the plaids and trousers had us reaching for the superlatives.


Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

"DIE." She tweeted after the show.


Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS

The show was so irrepressible and fun, even the Nuke couldn't keep from cracking a smile.


Another Day, Another Great Rodarte CollectionS