by Susanna Lau .

Sleeping Beauty
Susanna Lau's view of New York S/S 2012


S/S 2012 makes Rodarte's 'pretty' oeuvre official. The Mulleavy sisters have progressively softened their aesthetic over the past few seasons and this one goes into even more saccharine territory - from Van Gogh's sunflower paintings and starry nights to dresses fit for a Disney princess to swish around in. It of course pleases me to no end that Sleeping Beauty's soundtrack concluded the show. I wonder what the unlikely front row make up of Taylor Swift and Solange and Beyonce Knowles took from it all...