Does it get better than this? Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy took fashion to another level with their manga inspired creations for Fall 08, turning out a collection that was pure phantasmal fairytale. A continuation from last season, the design duo looked to Japanese horror films for inspiration and whipped up a collection full of dramatic web-like knits and a plethora of white, black, and blood red dresses. A little bit punk, a little bit goth and a whole lot of sadomasochism brought on by the 5 inch heels adorned in spikes and studs (Christian Louboutin) left me wanting more. Aside from the dark color palette, there were pretty pastels that made their way onto full skirts and airy dream-like dresses – more ice princess than goth queen. It was a beautiful, well articulated vision that no doubt came from the vivid imaginations of two young designers who will be around for many seasons to come.
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