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.
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.
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