Sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy founded Los-Angeles-based womenswear brand Rodarte in 2005. After their first collection of just 10 hand-crafted pieces debuted, the brand--with Anna Wintour’s approval-- skyrocketed. Rodarte is unparalleled for their ethereal and otherworldly silhouettes and couture-like attention to detail. First gathering inspiration from horror films and anime, the brand has honed in on a dark and romantic aesthetic that takes its form in unique silhouettes, impeccably fitting separates and delicate dresses. However, their clothes are not costume, but meant to be worn to the office and a night out with friends.
Their designs have been displayed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Los Angeles County Museum.