Star Wars and Smocking at Rodarte
Rodarte, AW14, New York.
From a construction perspective, the Rodarte collections tend to revive or reference the sort of techniques you’d expect to see in a dusty craft magazine whether it’s patchwork and quilting, or in the case of Autumn-Winter 2014, smocking and crochet. In a way it is by adopting these homely, retro construction techniques that helps to give depth to the awkward nostalgia of their collections.
Hmm…that beaded smocking looks awfully similar to my smocked tea dress which i only finished making late last year…..how quickly things catch on.