In February this year the small US-based fashion house Rodarte unveiled its autumn collection that featured, in some small part, several images and motifs drawn from Australian Aboriginal art. The collection includes some lovely pieces that would have me looking more than twice if I saw them worn on the streets of Darwin ...

Rodarte is run by sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy, who have never been to Australia but who say the inspiration for their collection came -- as reported by Farhana Nazir in myfashionlife -- from "out of nowhere" acquired through research and photography.