RODARTE SS 2017 is inspired by the acclaimed Spanish film, The Spirit of the Beehive, directed by Victor Erice (1973).
The film centers around a small child named, Ana, and her haunted inner life. Her aging father is a bee caretaker and obsesses over the tending and caring of his beehives.
Rodarte creators, Kate and Laura Mulleavy spent most of the summer tending sunflowers and observing the nature, beauty, and textures of a bees' life.
The Mulleavy sisters used dotted appliqué throughout their collection to represent the fluttering glow of bees.
Dresses were delicately tailored with fabric containing hexagonal honey combs. Careful layering of lace and beadwork resemble bees crowding over their honeycomb.
Just as Bees carry around its pollen, the RODARTE girl is also found to wear pollen inspired fashion. Fluttering, light, soft, and whimsical, these gowns are fun and delightful, singing the sweetest Spring songs.