From the wide-leg trousers to the silk shirts and suede jackets, a Seventies flair permeated the spring collection of Jeffrey Rudes.
“I was inspired by the movie ‘Zabriskie Point,'” said Rudes, who designed the collection with creative director Lorenzo Marchese. The 1970 counterculture drama set in the California desert also influenced the color palette and fabric choices.
Shades of khaki, stone and rust in linen and wool crepe were used in paper-thin trenchcoats, suits and open-weave sweaters. The updated Seventies silhouette in elongated drape coats and unconstructed cardigan blazers helped bring the collection ahead to today.
Other highlights included razor-sharp leather biker jackets and ultralight spring peacoats.
The collection was another step by Rudes toward leaving his denim history in the rearview mirror.