Tuesday, 20 December 2011

A Magazine, Curated By Rodarte

The eleventh and latest issue of A MAGAZINE is curated by Rodarte designers Kate and Laura Mulleavy, featuring never-before-seen pictures and interviews from the archives - inspired by the sisters' sun-tinged childhood memories of growing up in Santa Cruz (think Cali-cool flora, fauna and pool-life as their nostalgic backdrop). The arty quarterly which debuted in 2004, counts Proenza Schouler, Giambattista Valli, Olivier Theyskens, Riccardo Tisci, Haider Ackermann, Yohji Yamamoto and Maison Martin Margiela as previous curators. This 200-page edition features artistic contributions by the likes of Jay DeFeo, John Baldessari and Josh Whedon, and commissioned portfolios of perennial Rodarte daaaahlings, Kirsten Dunst (lensed by Robert Armstrong) and Elle Fanning (shot by Bill Owens), both clad in SS12 couture pieces by the brand.

I love the the spontaneity, inconsistency and 70s-throwback-meets-90s-grunge vibe of the Elle Fanning shoot (below). From a Pearl Jam tee, psychedelic surf board and daisy-chain-esque headdress, to floral-rimmed heart and cat eye shades, oversized cardi's and a Rodarte gown teamed with a pair of Converse hi-tops - this is rummaging through the dress-up box and making it up as you go along at its best. J'adore! 

Images © Bill Owens

A#11 is available to buy online HERE.


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