By  on April 7, 2008

There’s no question these days that the collections have truly become shows—of celebrity, spectacle and music. While it’s still exciting, it’s no longer surprising to see an iconic rock star or the chanteuse du jour playing on stage as models walk the runway. Hopefully, the performance is more often than not an accompaniment, not a distraction, to a designer’s collection.

In Rodnik’s case, the show is the collection. The designers behind the indie label save money by taking to the stage themselves and rocking out while backup singers and models saunter around dressed in Rodnik creations. This season, Philip Colbert and Richard Ascott performed at The Box in New York, where they sang their catchy-yet-strange tunes, including one called “Russian Firebird,” complete with choreographed arm movements.

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