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New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Rodarte review
New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Rodarte review

NEW YORK -- The tie-dye gowns were to die for, and could only have come from one place -- California. Los Angeles-based designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy showed their fall-winter 2013 Rodarte collection Tuesday afternoon in a Chelsea studio space, with Dan Flavin-like fluorescent tubes creating a colorful light show for models to walk through. The inspiration: Santa Cruz, where the designers grew up. The look: A magical melding of counterculture style, hippies, Dead Heads, Goths, Hells Angel bikers, yogis, beach bums and all. This collection was out there all right, from silk charmeuse and sheer tulle jumpsuits with angel wing embroideries on the backs, to fringy, DIY-style,...

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