Rodarte A/W 2015

Feathers flew as sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy mined the disco era for plenty of crystal and lace

2 Models wearing silver with gold accent evening dresses
(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Mood board: Rodarte's signature brand of quirky, eccentric chic took a sexy and luxurious turn this season with buttery leather, feather trim and fur all getting a look in. Designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy were inspired by the migration of birds when putting together the collection, which was filled with a bevy of 1980s favourites, including chandelier sleeves, leather leggings, and lots of crystals and sequins, to ensure that the underlying disco message rang loud and proud.

Scene setting: As per usual, Rodarte's set featured an imaginative use of fluorescent tubes to create a moody, atmospheric runway. Bureau Betak mixed branches of foliage in with the coloured lighting to create an industrial, yet fragile post-apocalyptic feel.

Team work: To complement the immense detailing in the collection, make-up artist James Kaliardos applied lines of Swarovski crystals under the models' eyes by hand. The resulting glimmer was subtle, yet entrancing and the perfect expression of the label's artistic spirit.

Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans

2 Models wearing sequence purple, blue and silver evening dresses

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Models wearing sequence dress and skirts, fur coa, gold and silver dress

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Models wearing leather skirt with woolen sweater, sequence purple and silver dress, black and beige dress

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Models wearing leather jacket with skirt and fur, plad jacket with brown leather skirt, further coat with leather jumpsuit

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Pei-Ru Keh is a former US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru held various titles at Wallpaper* between 2007 and 2023. She reports on design, tech, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru took a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars, actively seeking out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.