Rodarte For Opening Ceremony Hits Stores

 Rodarte designers Laura and Kate Mulleavy have teamed up with the street cool label Opening Ceremony to create a one-of-a-kind collaboration which has just hit stores (and is also available online). Laura from the Rodarte design duo commented about their inspiration: “We were kind of thinking about dusty landscapes — it could be here in California, it could be in any of those places that you imagine on a road trip, I think that’s pretty much a universal look within the U.S. We grew up that way, too, the first time that we went on an airplane, it was a really big deal in our family because most of the time we’d be traveling in the US in RVs or [doing] different types of camping. We pretty much saw the whole country over the years through driving. That just seems like a really important thing to us.”

Laura said about the differences between their usual designs and the new Opening Ceremony collection: “One huge difference was being able to do things in different colors and having different options and seeing them along in the process, we don’t design that way for the collection of our own. We’re really precise like, ‘this has to be this color,’ and if it’s not working out, right at the beginning, we switch it pretty quickly.”

The collection is also the first time that the Rodarte team have produced menswear:  “It’s a lot more limiting, it’s harder to make a jacket really beautifully done for men when you have so much freedom when you’re doing one for a woman. I feel like there’s a different set of rules somehow. Even if you could break them, they’re still there.”

Prices start at $250 and range upwards to $2,200 for a leather jacket.  It has also been confirmed that Rodarte will return for a second collaboration with Opening Ceremony in the future. Below are a few of the pieces on offer from the collection. You can shop some of the looks at the online Opening Ceremony store here.

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