I watched the Rodarte f/w 2010 collection streamed live on showstudio, which was awesome. Chances are it will be the closest I'll get to being at an actual show so it was really exciting for me. What sets apart the Mulleavy sisters from other designers is the visceral presence of art in their clothes. This collection was soft and subdued, which is a nice reprieve from the tough, tribal Rodarte of previous seasons. The entire collection was based on sleepwalking, and the dreamy, romantic clothes definitely reflected this concept. The mood of the collection was quickly established when a large mass of white candles were lit at the front of the room. Fittingly enough, the heels of the towering Nicholas Kirkwoods were designed to look like melting wax (so incredible). The garments were fashioned mostly of floral chiffons and lace, with seemingly less emphasis placed on knit pieces than usual. The palette was comprised mostly of pinks, nudes, cremes and white. Four beautiful white lace and chiffon gowns closed the show. This was probably my favorite Rodarte collection to date.