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Something new for spring: Rodarte for Opening Ceremony! It's less expensive than the brand's couture collections, but more exclusive than the so-diffused-its-barely-the-Rodarte-we-know Rodarte for Target collab, and much more stylistically in tune with the frothy, playful print and knitty-witty confections we love to ogle on the runway. The 100+ piece collection for men and women is awash in neutrals (beige, black, cream), with punches of rust and red. There are piles of loose wove knits, tapestry prints, and swaths of leather fashioned into supple tees, dresses, and tied-up shorts.
It's definitely strategically launched to whet the appetites of museum-goers visiting the Mulleavy sisters' museum feature at the MOCA PDC in LA in March. About the half the collection is on pre-order for the first spring shipments next month, but who really needs a retro style one piece halter swimsuit in chilly February? Instead, you should snatch up the drop-stitch cable cardigans and drippy "stained" tops right now, and put your name on the wait list for the international-mail inspired crackled leather envelope purse. We're gonna hold off on the strangely intriguing pastel blue paisley print cowboy booties til we can try them on in store.