Ruffian Spring 2013
Show: Ruffian Spring/Summer 2013
Inspiration: “For Spring 2013 we wanted to explore our love of couture within the context of Williamsburg, Brooklyn – the neighborhood we live in. Baroque was counterbalanced with minimalism, street style was juxtaposed with runway, and luxury fabrics were cut into classic American utilitarian shapes to create an exciting dialogue which spans and connects various generations and aesthetic sensibilities.”
Front Row: Lorenzo Martone, Nadejda Savcova
Hair: Neil Moodie for Bumble & Bumble; Make-up: James Kaliardos and the M.A.C. Pro Team
What We Thought:
Ruffian brought a lot of attitude to the runway, marrying couture with converse. Silk, sateen and Williamsburg inspired toile prints along with utilitarian pieces gave the collection the French aristocracy meets Brooklyn hipster feel. Corset tops and ruffles gave the line more femininity, despite each model wearing Converse sneakers. Yellows, blues, pinks and whites were plentiful in the ornate jackets and flowing blouses. Highlights include the silk iridescent brocade/motorcycle pant combo and the ruffle sleeveless blouse with sateen boy shorts.
To further represent the designers’ love for Williamsburg and Brooklyn style, all of the models had big hair humps (think messy pompadours). Select few models had bright red lipstick, a striking contrast from bold eyebrows and light gray eyelids. Perhaps even more shocking was the lack of eyeliner and mascara on all models. What stood out to many who flocked backstage was the gold filigree nail bling, definitely a new trend that will soon be seen on the chic streets of Williamsburg. —Lexie Ramage