Baroque in Brooklyn – Brian Wolk and Claude Morais took us to a place many Manhattanites refuse to trek – Brooklyn. Ruffian SS13 opened eyes to the beauty of couture in Williamsburg by joining Baroque art, runway’s interpretation of street style and luxurious fabrics in American cuts. An atmosphere evocative to a Sunday afternoon spent enjoying coffee with friends – light, airy and open to all possibilities of life – was delicately conveyed during the show.
Themes – Baroque offset by minimalism, street style vs. runway, luxury fabrics cut in American silhouettes
Colors – Cream/Ivory, pearly soft hues, pastel pink and blue, yellow, navy, painter patterns
Trends – Hipster street style meets runway couture, ruffles, pleats, cropped, oversized tops
Key Items – Chucks, corset tanks, boy shorts, sculpted shift tops, boy blazers, heavy beaded collar necklaces, slim cut brocade trousers, multi-layer chain belt
Details – lace trim, Ruffian Heraldic t-shirt, tied and scrunched jacket sleeves, puffy sleeves, back coat pleating
Materials – brocade, silk, pima cotton, cotton sateen
Swag –The oversized oxfords, ruffled sleeveless blouses, boy shorts, corsets easily create simple outfits for day or night, whilst remaining polished and put together. A collection fit for the masses provides an external outlet for one’s personal style creativity, similar to the style mantra of Brooklyn.
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