• Select pieces from the Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby AW14 collection are available at UNIVERS  
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10/23/14 Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby AW14

The Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby A/W 14 collection doesn’t feel like collaboration as designer-artist collaborations go. It feels like two high school offbeats found each other while smoking under the bleachers, both agreeing to skip next period to trip out on acid together.

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Art studio splatter effects, planet and shark prints, and graphic explosions on trousers and mélange-knit sweaters exhibit the mind fucks that resulted from their pair’s truancy. The two even delved into daddy issues if the word “fathers” emblazoned on t-shirt hemlines is any indication. The visual arrest follows as urban artist Ruby broke out his signature hand-bleaching on cotton shirts, totes, and a python wallet, even.

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The great thing about the teenage antics of two men influential in art and design? An unhindered vision executed with quality materials and craftsmanship. A paradigm-changing outcome that makes a striking yet wearable statement.

Select pieces from the Raf Simons x Sterling Ruby AW14 collection are available at UNIVERS 

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