To the sound of a post-apocalyptic hum we saw teen-Queen sensibilities and a space-age-shipwreck at Rodarte SS15
Out of this world
After a space-age shipwreck, Barbarella washes up on shore to become the local high school’s new prom queen. For that, surely an award for this season’s most insane mood board should go to Kate and Laura Mulleavy. Despite an unlikely combination, somehow it all made sense.
Barbarella, and Carrie too
Thigh-high lace-up boots, paneled outerwear, and climbing-inspired belts: the first note was space-age, with fluorescent lights scattered amongst piles of shiny debris, and a disquieting, post-apocalyptic hum for a soundtrack.
The teen-Queen sensibility wasn’t far behind, with shoulder-baring sleeveless dresses in a simple silhouette falling somewhere between the Homecoming Dance and figure-skating finals. Carrie was in there with her tattered-up prom dress, and the striped piping off of Tommy Ross’s Letterman jacket – a tribute to the ill-fated misfits everywhere.
Then there was the mermaid part, reflected in scaly, medallion-sized sequins, and tangled fishnet galore, which substituted sometimes for crinoline, and hung scarf-like around the likes of cool girls Jamie Bochert, Sasha Luss, and Irina Kravchenko. There might have been an apocalypse, but the Mulleavys haven’t lost their sea legs.
Words: Seymour Glass.