It’s Rodarte’s ethereal, yet magpie, aesthetic that keeps the sisters Mulleavy—Kate and Laura, if you didn’t already know—cooler than the other side of the pillow.
In the new issue of the biannual publication, A MAGAZINE, the California-bred designers illustrate the world of Rodarte in 200 pages of images, archives and unparalleled access to the people that inspire them.
Lending a dose of ‘It’ girl cool are brand loyalists Kirsten Dunst and Elle Fanning, who in a portfolio shot by Bill Owens is the consummate surfer pixie, rocking the spring couture collection with unlaced Chucks and Van Cleef jewels. The resulting images also represent the collection’s sole editorial placement: the ten pastel dresses having since been acquired by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Along with the requisite fashion, contributions from contemporary artists Jay DeFeo, John Baldessari, and director Joss Whedon fuse dizzyingly with California grizzlies and other visual cues to create a magazine experience unlike any other.
To find out where buy a copy of A MAGZINE Curated by Rodarte, click here or order one online for $58. Back issues of the publication, dreamed up with the boys of Proenza Schouler, Giambattista Valli and Ricardo Tisci, are also available online.