MILAN — Ruffo owner Giacomo Corsi is relaunching the Ruffo Research line, which started in 1998 and was suspended in January 2003 because of difficult market conditions, and has picked Italian designer Riccardo Tisci to take on the project.
Tisci’s first collection for Ruffo, the Tuscan-based leather goods company, is to bow for spring-summer 2005. He has signed a three-year contract, a departure from the past practice in which Ruffo Research had changed designers every year, which Corsi said was a commercial limitation.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"