Anyway, here are my three favorite collections so far.
I usually have stronger reactions to Marc's collections - pretty strong aversion to last season vs. still obsessing over S/S '09 - but this one I just, for the most part, liked. (Except for the fur. Good god, I am SO over the fur. Seriously, fashion industry, can we not?) The color pallette was a bit more subdued than I'm usually into, but so much of it is just, purely, good that I can't really complain. Except about the fur. The fur sucks.
Yeah, the striped dress is one I will definitely be buying. How ridiculously fierce.
Not gonna lie, most Rodarte collections barring S/S '09 have taken me a bit to warm up to; this one, at least, took only like a day. Kate and Laura have an aesthetic and for the most part they tend to stick to it. Fortunately, it's one I like. The different textures and draping don't feel particularly new, but I love the inclusion of florals and plaids. The patterns were perfectly chosen, and the pants, oh my god, the pants. It's like S/S '10 was the Rodartepocalypse and this is the follow-up where the world is recovering, only instead of a new Eden it's a delightful 1930s dustbowl throwback. The more I think about it the more I like it. My one issue would be the shoes - this may be the season where Nicholas Kirkwood doesn't win me over. But we'll see, we'll see.