The Rodebjer SS17 collection was inspired by "The Dinner Party", a feminist art piece by Judy Chicago featuring sculptural place settings. During the 1970's, Chicago was one of the pioneers of Feminist art.

"The Dinner Party" uses a collection of powerful dinner settings to highlight the symbolic history of women in Western civilization. Settings for the invited guests include Virginia Woolf, Susan B. Anthony and Georgia O'Keeffe along with many other great women activists, poets, and novelists. Rodebjer's shell pattern motif in the Butler coat and Sitwell sweater from the SS17 collection is based on the place setting for Emily Dickinson.

The resulting collection features feminine details, including soft ruffles and floral motifs, contrasted by bold graphic prints and oversize silhouettes. 

 

By R Smith — March 08, 2017