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The Show: Ruffian Spring/Summer 2013 Runway
The Theme: Toile; A Love of Couture within the context of Williamsburg, Brooklyn
The Color Palette: Subtle tones of springtime- blues, pinks, yellows and whites with hints of navy
Best/Collection’s Signature Standout Look: As hip, cool models walked the runway at the Ruffian show, the audience was invited to hang in the coolest neighborhood, exactly where designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais live- Williamsburg, Brooklyn. As diverse as the neighborhood that inspired them, the collection focused on the juxtaposition of street style versus runway, baroque with minimalism and luxury fabrics with classic Americana shapes. All topped off with high-poofed hair and Converse Chuck Taylor sneaks, the great designs from Ruffian connected various generations and aesthetics. Highlights included to die for boy blazers, sexy corsets and beautiful blouses, all sporting a Brooklyn-inspired toile pattern created especially for Ruffian. Complimented by ticking stripes and brocades, preppy never looked so bad-ass.
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The Show: Concept Korea Fashion Collective Spring/Summer 2013
The Theme: Five Korean Traditional Colors- The interpretations of the five colors and their meanings: Red symbolizing fire; black for water; blue for tree; white for iron; yellow for ground.
The Color Palette: Red, black, blue, white and yellow
Best/Collection’s Signature Standout Look: Concept Korea features five standout designers from the Korean culture. This year’s collaboration included CHOIBOKO by Choi Bo Ko, CRES.E. DIM. by Hongbum Kim, KYE by Kathleen Kye, Lie sang bong by Lie Sang Bong and SON JUNG WAN by Son Jung Wan. While the color palette and theme was focused on the Korean traditional colors, there was nothing traditional about the selected designs displayed by each designer. An array of prints, shapes, drapes and details expertly displayed why Korea and its fashion designers are a force to be reckoned with. In a unique display of fashion, each designer showcased their interpretations on their own mini-stage. The inspiration of color, nature and design crafted the beauty that is Korean design.
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