Rodarte is a brand of clothing and accessories founded by Kate and Laura Mulleavy. The Mulleavy sisters are UC Berkeley graduates from Aptos, California, and have received a number of industry awards since the line's inception in 2005. The sisters have also collaborated with Gap and Target, on limited edition pieces.
After their initial collection of just 10 pieces, the Mulleavys appeared on the cover of Women's Wear Daily and had a meeting with US Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour. Rodarte is now stocked globally by more than 40 of the world’s premiere retailers including Barneys NYC, Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Beams, Harvey Nichols, Colette, Ikram, Nordstrom, Jeffrey, Dover Street Market, Opening Ceremony, Paire.us, Net-a-Porter, the Room at Hudson Bay, and Joyce.
CFDA AWARDS AND CFDA VOGUE FUND Rodarte was nominated for its first CFDA Swarovski Emerging Womenswear Designer award in June 2006, followed by another nomination in 2007. Rodarte was awarded the CFDA Swarovski Emerging Womenswear Designer in June 2008. Rodarte was then awarded the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award in June 2009.
In Fall 2006, Rodarte was awarded runner-up in the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund...