October 12, 2012 New York
Serene images of the desert (which Rodebjer plastered on the wall of her tiny NYC studio) guided the color palette of peachy nudes and washed-out pastels, which she mixed with floral patterns and a cool scorpion motif. A watermelon-hued pencil skirt was covered in a print of the creepy-crawly creatures. As for the rest of the range, versatility was the focus. "There is a huge gap between what is shown on the catwalk and the commercial clothing that most people can afford," she said. "These things are accessible but have deeper value."
A tubular knit tank was paired with a set of silk shorts with a black fly print. The fit of a black pantsuit with a tuxedo jacket (one of this season's trends) was spot-on, as were a pair of embossed leggings shown with a sweater. Those are easy wardrobe staples for all sorts of women. But the collection's high point was something for the more daring girl: a long-sleeved top with a faux-fur panel on the shoulder and matching drop-waisted trousers. Rodebjer agreed to call that the "power suit."