Given the strong cyclical nature of fashion, we can’t say we’re too surprised by Rodarte teaming up with Depop for a throwback merch collection. The dreamy brand from designer sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy was creating sought-after dresses (heavy on the tulle) long before the now-viral strawberry dress. However, it was their tongue-in-cheek offshoot brand, Radarte, that most of the more budget-concious fashion pack was actually pairing with their Rag & Bone jeans and embellished Chloé Susanna Boots.
Radarte was designer merch before designers were doing merch. Inspired by the casual California vibes the sisters grew up in (hence ‘rad’), the pieces were worn by a diverse-ish crowd. Models-off-duty sported the sweatshirts—RIP to street style blogs—fashion editors wore their t-shirts under blazers and Rihanna, Kirsten Dunst and Beyonce were among Radate’s celeb fans. And apparently, they’re still in rotation. Albeit, for a v casual masked-up hike in Natalie Portman’s case.
If you missed out on grabbing a Radarte hoodie in 2013, their Depop collection‘s got you. Featuring unworn pieces from past seasons, the launch is very in tune with the deadstock and vintage appreciation that characterises Depop. Whether you’re planning on wearing it ~ironically~ or are just an earnest fashion archiver we’d say move fast because the t-shirts, sweatpants and sweatshirts will likely go quick.
You can shop the full Radarte collection from their Depop shop, but we’ve collated our faves for you below.
Heather Black Radarte Tie Dye T-Shirt with Silver Foil Text, approx. $55.60 AUD from Rodarte on Depop.
Pink Radarte Tie Dye T-Shirt with Silver Foil Text, $55.60 from Rodarte on Depop.
Red LA Embroidery Cropped Sweatshirt with Black Text, approx $76.50 AUD from Rodarte on Depop.
Pink Oversized Radarte LA Embroidery Hoodie with Black Text, approx $97.30 AUD from Rodarte on Depop.