For a design duo consisting of two men, Ruffian has produced an impressively ladylike collection for fall. A departure from the hippie-wear they presented last fall, the boys of Ruffian have clearly been inspired by the sexy secretary.
The collection offered tailored pieces and nipped waists, in satin, boucle, and reminiscent-but-not of Stefano Pilati's recent YSL collection, there was a lot of tailored gray cotton involved. Everything was lady-like-pretty, with high waisted pencil skirts, herringbone galore, and amazing long coats, with a few standout pieces including the black layered feather/hair skirt and a ruffle top/ruched bottom red dress that closed the show. Don't get me wrong, these clothes are not prudish, instead they feel thoroughly modern - there were shoulder-bearing jackets, and sheer body-suits placed under each and every outfit - worn both subtly under tanks, and sexily sans-top with bra-baring edge, it was the highlight of every look. I can see even the most hipster of downtown girls rocking these looks for a night out on the town.
The shoes were also equally as covetable as the clothes - it looks as though Louboutin provided the sky high kicks, that, in borderline stripper heights, offered a perfect juxtaposition to the prim and proper high-waisted pants and tidy skirts.
Check out the photos below - Oh and if you're in love with the red lipstick too, I hear it's being produced by MAC, aptly named Ruffian Red.