Fashion often takes itself altogether too seriously, when something perceives itself to be cool beyond reproach, it becomes farcical and loose all credibility. I’m drawn towards designers who have a sense of humour about their work; the Rodarte A/W14 show was refreshing in it’s unashamed nerdiness. Sparkly anoraks, granny glasses, paper bag waist slacks and glittery socks with Miss Marple lace ups all smacked of Amy Farrah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory.

There were etherial smocked dresses that spoke of girlish nostalgia, yet retaining sophisticated, seemingly air borne femininity. The pinnacle of quirkiness were the Star Wars printed gowns – I love the fact that Laura and Kate Mulleavy, the designers behind Rodarte, went out on a limb to a galaxy far far away. Now, would I wear a Star Wars print gown? Most probably not. However, I’m already a fan of intergalactic chic and  the fact that Stars Wars evening wear is in the world makes me very happy indeed.

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