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Rodarte

Rodarte was founded in Pasadena, CA, in 2005 by Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Named the 2009 Womenswear Designer of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Rodarte was the first American designer to receive the prestigious Swiss Textiles Award in 2008. The Mulleavys’ meticulous designs meld strong color with unusual fabric treatments and combinations, and they count border towns, California Condors, and Japanese horror films among their inspirations. Rodarte is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute and the Museum at FIT.

Look 3, fall/winter 2010. Photo: Dan Lecca

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