Rodarte S/S 2017

The Mulleavy sisters looked to the 1973 Spanish film The Spirit of the Beehive for Rodarte's ruffled rock'n'roll offering

Spanish ruffles are sprinkled over a fashion model's attire.
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Scene setting: Kate and Laura Mulleavy once again tapped Alexandre de Betak and Bureau Betak – who has been imagining their sets for as far back as one can remember – to create the scenery for their S/S 2017. They mapped out the runway with tangled webs of wire, yellow flowers and fluorescent lights.

Mood board: The Mulleavy sisters looked to the 1973 Spanish film The Spirit of the Beehive as the starting point for the collection. From it they culled the honeycomb patterns and surface treatments reminiscent of pollen, explored with a sprinkling of Spanish ruffles.

Best in show: The ruffled layers of a lavender beaded daisy print blouse and skirt were one of the show’s standouts. The finale look, a hand beaded and embroidered lace ‘pollen’ gown, could be the perfect wedding dress for a Rodarte girl.

A stylish models wearing a lavender shirt and skirt with a beaded daisy design.

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Rodarte girl wearing a hand-embroidered and beaded lace "pollen" gown.

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Model with a scattering of Spanish frills.

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Fashionable Rodarte model with a touch of Spanish ruffles.

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Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans

Ann Binlot is a Brooklyn-based freelance writer who covers art, fashion, design, architecture, food, and travel for publications like Wallpaper*, the Wall Street Journal, and Monocle. She is also editor-at-large at Document Journal and Family Style magazines.