Swarovski-illuminated designs, handkerchief hems and all, the Rodarte S/S 2015 offered whimsy and a mash up of textures and ethereal, cascading materials.
The life aquatic was also a more-than-seeming inspiration for the turquoise hues, sheer detailing, and ubiquitous shiny accents.
I’m not lying about the “aquatic’ theme. Like seriously the sisters Mullevay were inspired by the tide as they waved good bye to fall (sorry).
Solitary Soul at Michael Rosenfeld Gallery in New York City though somber and heartwrenching at times, offers a similarly optimistic fluid aesthetic via George Tooker’s “Fountain” (1950). Its all-male, all-blonde figures revolve around the curvy, healing waters of the dove-hovering water fountain.
There’s a magical, sparkling moment that Rodarte and Solitary Soul share, which awakens the possibility that only spring can bring.