By  on February 9, 2009

It all started with that fashionable confidante, the hairdresser.

Last fall, Ralph Rucci was having his hair cut at Frédéric Fekkai when his stylist, Hervé Merlino, began talking about his best friend, bag designer Leonello Borghi. Rucci and Borghi, who are fans of one another, met at Borghi’s studio, which happened to be plastered with photos from Rucci’s Chado Ralph Rucci runway shows. Pleased to find a like-minded accessories designer, Rucci promptly started working with Borghi on a line of bags for fall. “[Borghi is] so obsessed with different types of cuts and things that I work on, so it was really a [collaboration] that was meant to happen,” Rucci says.

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