“It shouldn’t be a far-fetched possibility for women of all sizes to have access to contemporary, ready-to-wear fashion, and experience supreme quality and design when buying clothing,” Alexandra Waldman, co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Universal Standard
Rodarte and Universal standard just made high-end fashion history with their new collaboration, which carries sizes XXS to 4XL. Universal Standard has had several collabs in the past (i.e. Goop) but never before with a high-end fashion atelier. This is the first time the size-inclusive brand partners with a fashion house. With Rodarte, they aim to present a well-made, tailored collection for every body type, their main fabrics being organza and georgette.
“In terms of fabrics, this is the real deal,” Waldman says. “It’s a Rodarte piece, and you have to take care of it accordingly.” That means dry cleaning… but also pairing with cowboy boots, sneakers, or even over jeans if you want. “We get that owning Rodarte is rare and special,” Walkdman notes, “So our mission was to get the maximum amount of wear out of each piece. How can you style it in multiple ways? What else can you layer?”
The line’s prices range is from $150-$240 and includes dresses, skirts, blouses and a couple of jumpsuits; in terms of aesthetic, the pieces are ethereal dainty and feminine – reminiscent of Rodarte’s latest runway collection.
Check out the collection here.