September 09, 2011 New York
Elevating sports gear into something chic is shaping up as one of this week's big ideas, but the tricky thing about this duo's thoroughbred theme is that exercise isn't really the Ruffian boys' thing. Thick black and white striped sleeves didn't look like they belonged on a dainty fuchsia silk shirtdress. More than likely, their ladylike clients would prefer the dress in solid pink. A short polo dress in black-piped white terrycloth was a lot more believable, but all in all, this time around the designers were a shade too literal with their chosen theme.