>> Rodarte fans unite: Laura and Kate Mulleavy's collection for Opening Ceremony is now available online and in stores. “We were kind of thinking about dusty landscapes — it could be here in California, it could be in any of those places that you imagine on a road trip,” Laura Mulleavy told WWD. “I think that’s pretty much a universal look within the U.S.” And when time allows them, Laura and Kate still find themselves hitting the road. “We grew up that way, too,” said Laura. “The first time that we went on an airplane, it was a really big deal in our family because most of the time we’d be traveling in the US in RVs or [doing] different types of camping. We pretty much saw the whole country over the years through driving. That just seems like a really important thing to us.” There was also a big distinction between designing for their signature collection and for Opening Ceremony: “One huge difference was being able to do things in different colors and having different options and seeing them along in the process,” said Mulleavy. “We don’t design that way for the collection of our own. We’re really precise like, ‘this has to be this color,’ and if it’s not working out, right at the beginning, we switch it pretty quickly.”
Furthermore, the collection marks the sisters' first foray into designing menswear: “It’s a lot more limiting,” said Mulleavy. “It’s harder to make a jacket really beautifully done for men when you have so much freedom when you’re doing one for a woman. I feel like there’s a different set of rules somehow. Even if you could break them, they’re still there.” The women's collection retails from $250 for a top to $2,200 for a lace-up leather jacket, accessories start slightly lower, and the men’s line ranges from $250 to $750. Rodarte and Opening Ceremony also plan on continuing the love with a second collection in the future. Peep the slideshow for our favorite looks from the collection.