Brian Wolk and Claude Morais looked to the saloons, opium dens and theaters of the Bowery’s dark and intriguing yesteryear to inform Ruffian’s fall aesthetic. The result was a rich and moody collection featuring English tailoring, shiny jacquards and men’s shirting with ruffle details. Some silhouettes were bold and exaggerated — cropped and belled pants, a crisp oversize blouse with a long necktie, a swashbuckling cape — yet the designers maintained just the right balance by adding pieces with a fluid sensuality, such as a lovely loose-fitting embroidered black dress.

Brian Wolk and Claude Morais looked to the saloons, opium dens and theaters of the Bowery’s dark and intriguing yesteryear to inform Ruffian’s fall aesthetic. The result was a rich and moody collection featuring English tailoring, shiny jacquards and men’s shirting with ruffle details. Some silhouettes were bold and exaggerated — cropped and belled pants, a crisp oversize blouse with a long necktie, a swashbuckling cape — yet the designers maintained just the right balance by adding pieces with a fluid sensuality, such as a lovely loose-fitting embroidered black dress.

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