Rodarte wants you to wear fur in the summer


Summer furs are now a thing, according to Rodarte. Leave it to the Mulleavy sisters, the designers who dreamed up the coveted clothing and accessories label, to completely throw out what constitutes spring dressing.

Their Spring/Summer 2016 collection stayed true to Steve Knicks roots -- colored fur toppers, glam rock trouser suits, and sheer lace ballgown dresses were a mainstay to the newest line. By now, you're probably still grappling with the fact that we used "fur" and "summer" in the same sentence. But the addition of "winter" signatures wasn't the only seasonal conundrum Rodarte designed.

Instead of opting for a lighter palette, the brand stuck on dark hues including navy and black, breaking up the monochromatic pieces with whites and some deep purples. We'll be the first to admit -- it's not your typical spring wardrobe. But let the collection be proof that doing things differently sometimes is for the best.

Silhouettes were ultra-feminine, the lace overlaying was superb and even the added dose of grunge oddly made sense for the new, warmer season. By taking tried-and-true cuts, like cap-sleeved dresses, and adding dark lace, chokers, and graphic heels, Rodarte skillfully made Gothic a style to try for this summer.

Who knew the dark side could be so good.

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