Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 New York. Photos by Walter Grio. Text by Baille Gelwicks.
With a 1940′s vibe, a la Casablanca, Ruffian took some cues from Humphrey Bogart with wide brimmed fedoras and long overcoats. Feminine skirt suits, plaid jackets, and shifts filled the runway. Rust, gray, and dusty blue began the collection with a classically conservative overtone. As the show progressed, pops of crimson and cyan brightened the runway giving it less of a Sherlock Holmes feel. Tye neck blouses, lace and high-waisted skirts continued to add femininity. Leather and velvet were rich accents in this moody collection.
One of my favorite things about this collection was the use of multiple plaids in one piece to create contouring. Curled hair and red lips paired with wide brimmed fedoras transformed the girls into what looked like to me, female reporters portrayed in old hollywood movies. I thought the collection to be very polished and perfectly thought out. The silhouettes and style played nicely with one another, creating a cohesive collection. Great transitioning into the use of color without losing the mood or feeling of the show.
Wide brimmed fedora
Blue overcoat with parallel back button detailing