Spring's other world for the Mulleavy sisters was the Impressionist art one, namely the prints of Vincent van Gogh and centring particularly on his Sunflowers, Starry Starry Night and Japanese blossom works. The prints were worked on to drop waist dresses, folded circle skirts and off-the-shoulder pleat dresses.
Between the prints came metallic and seafoam linen looks used on painter's smocks - now the house's trademark - and flared skirts or pistachio ruched leather. It was an intricately worked collection - perhaps too much so in places where it occasionally looked heavy and awkward to wear. But Rodarte is one of New York's few experimentalists. Even with the concessions they've made to commercialism, the label still retains its edge and awe-inspiring results.