Now In Print: Ruffian Toile-------
Before their runway show at Lincoln Center tomorrow, Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais gave Style.com an exclusive first look at what they have in store. Last time around, the duo found inspiration in the English countryside, but this season, they found the magic right here in New York. They have collaborated with New York-based artist John Gordon Gauld (who they later found out happens to be the grandson of legendary hatmaker Lilly Daché) on a Ruffian toile, which will be featured in the collection tomorrow. “We first met him at his opening at the James Salomon Gallery in Chelsea and instantly fell in love with his work,” Wolk tells Style.com. “Claude and I took a bunch of pictures of Williamsburg and he created the artwork for this new take on toile de Jouy.” Here, a preview of the print.