When I was in art school for my Fashion Design degree we studied Ralph Rucci. A Philadelphia native, he’s become one of the premier designers in the world for his simple silhouettes, rich fabrics and amazing attention to detail. In a sketch class we used him for inspiration to design our own collections. I still have the sketches mounted on a board in my portfolio. Immaculate tailoring, details like trapunto, cutouts and corded seams are his specialty.

Take a look some highlights from his Spring 2012 RTW collection.

CRR FV Spring 2012 metallic white trench

CRR FV Spring 2012 silver leather jacket

CRR FV Spring 2012 white dress bolero

CRR FV Spring 2012 evening

CRR FV Spring 2012 evening coat

CRR FV Spring 2012 sparkly pants

CRR FV Spring 2012 white evening

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