2009 February 15
Ruffian - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) In past seasons, Ruffian boys Brian Wolk and Claude Morais have made their Ruffian girl East Coast prep-schooler and California runaway-inspired--but for Fall, they left the States altogether for a fabulously chic Parisian collection. "Our friend Antonia Thompson has an apartment at 7 Quai aux Fleurs and she offered it us over Thanksgiving," said Wolk. "So when we got there, we were all interested in the idea of, of course, the classic American in Paris -- or the New Yorker in Paris even more -- but also the idea of the Parisian in New York." They stuck with classic Ruffian elements like tailoring, ruffles, and innovative fabrics and prints (this season's contribution by artist Ann Koch: a print of a music sheet, transcribed from a Bach sonata.) Added were modern, timely touches like a perfect cropped trouser and beaded jaguar-print pieces.