Ruffian working on collections for Anthropologie

Monday, September 21, 2009

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Thanks to Anonymous @ 11:44 AM in this post who alerts us to an upcoming collaboration. Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais have signed a 4-collection deal with Anthropologie, according to Women's Wear Daily via The Cut. The first collection, called Mise-en-Scene, will hit 55 Anthropologie stores in November.

There are already a couple of items from the collection available on Anthropologie's website including The Dress Coat ($348, above).

From the article:
Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais may have just introduced their spring collection, but it’s hardly R&R time for the designers. Instead, they’re busy at work on a new line, this one for Anthropologie. The duo recently signed a four-collection deal with the retailer, the first of which will land in 55 stores in November. Named Mise en Scene (“the complete aesthetic, or the gestalt,” says Wolk), the lineup features both clothes and housewares. The sartorial stuff includes a Forties-inspired camel coat, silk dresses and blouses with an original print designed by the pair, as well as hand-seamed hosiery. As for the home, there are candles produced by French firm Cire Trudon and silver degradé glasses. (For spring, Wolk and Morais are drumming up a bigger collection, one that will include bedding.)

I'm very excited about this collaboration, especially since Ruffian's Spring 2010 collection featured flirty and feminine shapes even as many designers are moving more grrrl-animal. I wonder what their housewares will look like...