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Rodarte S/S 09

Jefferson Hack reports from New York Fashion Week as the Mulleavy sisters send their collection through a hole in the wall.

Laura and Kate explained how their show was inspired by land art such as Robert Smithson's Spiral Jetty, the idea of skeletons in the desert anbd the remnants of things left behind. Their show even had a hole punched through the wall which the catwalk went through. It reminded me of the work of the artist Urs Fisher, the idea of the memory of a place, like the memory of a piece of clothing, a smell, or a colour never quite fading, despite fashion and in the case of land art, nature's forces. Their S&M side was out in force with tight leather leggings on top of Nicholas Kirkwood's co-designed shoes, mimicking the internal wirings of C3PO and R2DT apparently. The Star Wars theme continued into the front row with Natalie Portman, Kim Gordon who both could easily relate to much of the show, the tight cropped leather biker jackets for Kim, the acid coloured Princess Leia dresses for Natalie.