Rodarte at The Room

Rodarte at The Room

Rodarte designers, Kate and Laura Mulleavy visited Toronto for a Personal Appearance and party at The Room in The Bay. The excitement was building up in the weeks preceding the event because Toronto hasn’t had any major designer visits recently (No, that Kim K person doesn’t count as a designer).

Rodarte at The Room

As with most of these events, I don’t care about what everyone is wearing because I’m touching the designer’s samples. I love the opportunity to feel the garments and examine the workmanship. Rodarte’s clothing is so well made and the materials are lush.
Rodarte at The Room

I didn’t even speak to Kate and Laura. I had no interview questions. I didn’t want to do the “I really like your work” and subsequent photo opp. I feel a bit sorry for designers in these situations as I liken it to being in a Zoo. They seemed happy to meet fans and take pictures before being whisked off to dinner with VIPs
Rodarte at The Room

I really like the Van Gogh print dresses from the Rodarte Spring Summer 2012 collection. The Fall Winter 2012 – 2013 collection didn’t invoke the same feelings but I love their shearling jackets.

Rodarte at The Room

Rodarte at The Room

Rodarte at The Room

Rodarte at The Room

Rodarte at The Room

Rodarte at The Room

Check out the rest of my photos from the event in the slideshow.

I was wearing the bright neon dress that got me spotted in Refinery29. I managed to find myself in coverage by The Backseat Stylers, Flare, Fashion Magazine and Jason Hudson.

Earlier this year I snapped some beautiful Rodarte dresses that were on display during the Anna Dello Russo event. I’ve never posted them and it seems appropriate for this post. These dresses are stunning.

By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.