RODARTE’S MANDARIN CONNECTION: Rodarte and Mandarin Oriental New York are at it again.
After teaming for various projects with the Mandarin Oriental in the past, including a Rodarte New York guide and a limited-edition series of scarves, the designer duo is serving up a collection of original sketches drawn by Kate Mulleavy exclusively for the property.
Mulleavy’s sketches are hand-illustrated pieces of art and reflect the property’s setting in New York. The first sketch, revealed in November, is personally signed by the designers and is gifted to select guests throughout the holiday season. The initial sketch is Mulleavy’s visualization of the Rodarte woman dressed in an intricate frock and set against a backdrop of vibrant cherry blossoms in Central Park.
Over the next year, the remaining four sketches will be introduced each season and applied to select stationary pieces, and hotel gifting items, among other things.