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Today's Rodarte Show Was a Little Rihanna, A Lot '90s

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A little over an hour ago, Rodarte revealed its spring 2014 collection at New York Fashion Week. Like every season, the Cali-raised sisters behind the cult-favorite label, UC Berkeley alums and horror film fanatics Laura and Kate Mulleavy stole the show with their ever-evolving aesthetic.

Although the design duo recently explained to that the range was inspired by "asphalt," we couldn't help but notice the strong '80s-meets-'90s moment here. The neon runway was teeming with throwback combos like boxy blazers and fringe skirts, fuzzy printed sweaters and minis, and flannels over crop tops. There was even a touch of hip hop influence in the mix, most notably in a show soundtrack that included rap legend J Dilla, as Shazam-ed by Emily Weiss of Into the Gloss.

Read on for more snaps from what we're assuming will be RiRi's new wardrobe.

First image via Danielle Sinay/Instagram.
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