Drip and Wrap Rodarte

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Published February 17, 2010

The spellbinding genius of Rodarte’s Texan Mexicana Fall show was as much about the details as it was thetheatrics. Spellbinding was part of it, with all the wrapping—in skirts and shawls, and especially the shoes. The Mulleavy sisters returned to romance for the first time in seasons, telling an epic story that recalled One Hundred Years of Solitude (Save Colombia for Mexico) through the crisscross layering of blanket-style, woven yarn sweater wraps against loose sunset floral chiffons. Neatly pleated into the mix were ribbons of vintage Spanish lace, vividly hued plaids, and shearling. As always, Nicholas Kirkwood’s towering heels told their own multi-layered story, with heels constructed to look like melted wax.