By the way, I never use the word obsession lightly!!! I am truly passionate about fashion and personal style, so when I say I am obsessed, I promise you I am making a powerful statement.
Robert Rodriguez has emerged as one of the top five contemporary lines I consistently recommend to my clients. I truly feel like he has become one of the go-to dress masters, giving us beyond inspired design at a fraction of luxury brand prices. If you think back a few seasons when the brand really hit the scene, it was the first in the contemporary world to really play with the idea of origami. Perhaps Lanvin inspired to some degree, Robert Rodriguez brought fashionable women accessible architectural masterpieces. He is most known for his folded, draped creations and always experiments with new textures, techniques and embellishments. I of course love my dresses, so this is what I gravitate to most, but his blouses, skirts and accessories are also to-die.
His fall collection has already started to hit stores and really struck a cord in me. It is tres chic, yet also so feminine and wearable. I never feel like RR pays too much attention to overt trends, so luckily this is one collection that isn't paying direct homage to the 80's. If fact it almost feels, more 20's, 30's inspired...eras I always look to for style references. Yes, I am once again breaking my rule and writing about fall, but most of the pieces I am going to feature would also work now. Neiman Marcus has by far the best selection...here are my favorites.
I love this collection because it is 100% in tune with how women live their lives. All of the pieces are so versatile and can work equally as well for work or for play. To me it is the quintessential day-to-night brand...a few subtle deletions or additions and you can leave the office and look night-out fab! Clearly you won't be wearing leather and fur right now, but all of the dresses, tops and the jumpsuit are definitely summer worthy. If you still can't quite imagine wearing more subdued, fall-like colors, then definitely check out his fab summer dresses at Intermix or ShopBop.
I hope you too become obsessed with Robert Rodirguez...there isn't anything quite like enveloping yourself in a perfectly nipped, tucked, wrapped little package of fabulousness!!!