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Ruffian
Olympus Fashion Week
February 4, 2006
National Arts Club

Written by Cator Sparks
Photographed by Mary Blanco


 
Ruffian

The Ruffian boys always have something up their silk lined sleeves, it's called glamour. This season, Claude, a former stylist, and Brian, a former accessories designer at Chanel Haute Couture, explored the dreamy world of the great American novel.

These are clothes befitting Dorothy Parker, Sarah Murphy and Zelda Fitzgerald, boozing at the Algonquin or socializing in West Egg circa 1930. Silk velvets, wools and Jacquard crepe de Chines were morphed into cowl necked blouses, yoke skirts and sexy trousers lending the ‘garconne’ aesthetic that was popularized by the cabarets of the day. We are reminded that this is a fall collection by the violet Scottish wool plaid trapeze dresses and robe coats not to mention the refined use of Saga natural raccoon trims on capes, hoods and a lush matinee coat in Saga pastel mink. Anchoring the collection in Café Society nostalgia were the David Yurman long, gold chain link necklaces.

The only thing missing was a fountain for the models to dance in a la Daisy Buchanan.

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