One of the fun things about attending the presentations of designers like Ruffian is that you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get, but you’re sure it will be pretty impressive. Having run into designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais backstage, I knew that the inspiration was Baroque mixed with the designers’ love of their hipster-infused neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. What came down the runway was exactly that: a delightful mash-up of ornate Baroque references mixed with thrift-and-low-key lovin’ Brooklynites. The hair was high, the cuts were delightful and the runway was awash with the borough’s beloved Converse sneaks in full-effect, with happy models able to tromp down the runway in comfort as well as style.
There’s a little something in here for everyone when it comes to these inspired pieces, which are coming soon for Spring but touches of which – including a t-shirt that I will be snagging for myself – are available on the label’s brand new e-commerce site.
Check out the rocker royalty items that are coming for Ruffian for Spring 2013:
All photos in this post were taken with the Nikon D-3200 camera, which is featured as part of my New York Fashion Week partnership with Target. To learn more about this camera, head to Target.com or your local Target store for high-performance electronics at an incredible price.