The luxury fashion house Rodarte recently unveiled an exclusive capsule collection in honor of legendary musician Tom Petty, which is unique, noteworthy, and magnificent. Rodarte founders Kate and Laura Mulleavy have collaborated with the daughters of Tom Petty, Annakim Violette, and Adria Petty, to release an exclusive capsule collection within their t-shirt and casualwear line Rodarte. The collection commemorates Tom Petty’s re-release of his monumental creation Wildflowers and dives into its depths!
“You belong among the wildflowers… you belong somewhere you feel free!” – Tom Petty
Rodarte is an American luxury brand founded by Kate and Laura Mulleavy in Los Angeles in 2005. The Mulleavy sisters established an exciting avant-garde brand that combines haute couture and femininity. Since its inception, the luxury fashion label has amassed several honorable projects and several accolades under its belt.
Primarily, the collection draws inspiration from the Mulleavy sisters’ fondness for Tom Petty and his spectacular music career. When Laura and Kate saw their first Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers concert during the Dogs With Wings tour in 1995, it left a lasting impression on them. From that moment on, Tom Petty remained a perennial favorite, and there is no doubt that Wildflowers is an outstanding work of art and will forever be remembered as a masterpiece in the history of music. To achieve his eclectic and distinctive sound, the legendary musician incorporated a variety of genres that inspired him. With his works, he exhibited an extraordinary talent, and his sense of finding inspiration in all things provided an enduring impact on his audience.
Tom Petty’s musical legacy has inspired us deeply as artists. We are thrilled to be able to work with the Petty sisters on this project, and even more excited that our mother was also able to participate by creating the original flower artwork. It was such a beautiful journey of creation and celebration.Kate Mulleavy
This collection has the essence of Tom Petty coupled with a 60s vibe. We are genuinely amazed to see such highly talented and creative designers interpreting his music into breathtaking art. It feels like listening to Wildflowers. Stunning and perfect! The limited-edition, screen-printed collection includes t-shirts, sweatshirts, crewnecks, and sweatpants featuring original artwork handmade by Victoria Mulleavy, Kate and Laura’s mother. The Mulleavy sisters preferred to have their mother illustrate blossoms for the Rodarte basics instead of a fashion show or tribute video. As a result, they got to share their happiness with fans worldwide and honor the legendary singer.
This is a passion project inspired by my sister and it is a really loving tribute to our dad. We love this collection because it is joyful and is a great opportunity for us to give back to the emerging music community. Laura and Kate are our favorite designers so it’s exciting to see the world of Wildflowers interpreted through their eyes.Adria Petty
The Mulleavy and Petty sisters aimed to showcase the rise of a new generation of musicians by presenting their collaboration. Several musicians and Tom Petty fans shared how special it is to pay tribute to such a beautiful album and songwriter through fashion. Photographer Daria Kobayashi Ritch captured all the musicians whose lives were impacted by Tom’s work in some way or another. Artists like Joanna Newsom, Japanese Breakfast, Arrow de Wilde, Tweaks, King Princess, Kilo Kish, Weyes Blood, and Gabbriette sported the capsule collection, suggesting a bridge between genres, eras, and styles.
A portion of proceeds from the Tom Petty store will support the D’Addario Foundation’s Girls in Music Initiative, which provides resources for girls to pursue their musical dreams through instrument instruction, scholarships, and leadership development programs. The Mulleavy sisters have created something truly mesmerizing. You can check out these gorgeous pieces exclusively at Matches Fashion, Rodarte, and Tom Petty Store. website. Get your hands on them before the time runs out. We know we will be adding some to our shopping cart today.
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Featured Image Source: Tom Petty via Instagram