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What Women Want

Robert Rodriguez

By Tali Jaffe

A favorite among celebrities including Nicole Kidman, Scarlett Johansson and Angelina Jolie, Robert Rodriguez, the designer behind his namesake collection and the more recently introduced Black Label and diffusion line, Robbi and Nikki, knows how to dress women. His feminine and sexy silhouettes strike the perfect balance between style and wear, so that every look can be worn with confidence.

At Bal Harbour to promote his Spring collection, Rodriguez sat down for a few minutes with us to discuss his favorite travel spots, his latest inspiration and what else is on his Miami agenda.

Tell us a little about yourself.

I was born in Cuba and grew up in Miami. I studied at FIT in Manhattan, and spent many years living there before moving to Los Angeles where I currently live.

What was the inspiration behind your Spring collection?
The 1970s film, The Eyes of Laura Mars, which starred Faye Dunaway. The collection evokes a 70s feeling of Morocco with the desert and nomad connotations: fluid silhouettes, a neutral color palette and splashes of bold color.

Who is the woman you design for?
I design for all women, actually. She is fashion forward, feminine and fabulous!

Your line is super fashionable yet incredibly wearable. How do you strike the balance?
When designing I keep in mind that it must be commercial for everyday wear.

Do you have a favorite city you like to travel to?
I love Italy, especially Milan and Rome.

What three items do you never travel without?
White T-shirts, jeans and a toothbrush.

Do you have a favorite look from your Spring collection?
The handkerchief dress in ivory.

Are there any new products or directions in development for the line?
Yes. We will be expanding to include accessories and possibly shoes.

What else is on your Miami agenda?
Visiting my family and friends.

Look for Robert Rodriguez Spring 2011 Collection available at Saks Fifth Avenue Bal Harbour.

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