Ruffian Spring 2014

Fashion Week may have moved to London, but I still have plenty of New York Fashion Week updates to share! This year, I couldn’t make it up to NYC until late Friday (so I missed Rebecca Minkoff – gah!) but my first show was bright and early Saturday morning! Ruffian was the perfect show to kick things off for me - it was one of my first shows when I went to my first fashion week! And this collection was absolutely gorgeous. As I tweeted, the show was French-inspired (specifically inspired by the life, time and characters of French novelist Francoise Sagan), and even included Stetson hats for the show-goers!

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I loved the floral digital prints, either mixed or paired with sleek trousers, and the jackets (especially the black motorcycle jacket below worn with the “biker” mini)! As detailed in the program notes, “what starts off a French cotton floral is seen translated into a jacquard, moving into an optic black and white print and finally reprised as a large-scale digital full-color floral on silk georgette.” And everything was perfectly feminine and fresh while still being tough/not too girly. Plus, the M.A.C. makeup and hair by Nick Irwin for Catwalk by Tigi was just gorgeous.

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