words/images Judith Ecochard
If you remember when acid washed jeans were "it"...(we do)...well needless to say the edgy collection shown by Clarence Ruth---the designer of Cotte D'Armes (french for Coat of Armor---)---was a revelation on that finishing concept.
Actually, the painted bleach designs paired with other cleanly crafted separates that were for the most part, unisex...made for a well buzzed about, early NY Fashion Week event.
|separates have in patterns---that subtly reminded us of chainmail too--with black insets|
|Designer Clarence Ruth styling a model Edwin wearing white L/S button down with denim sleeves, black crop S/S Tee, raw bleach drop crotch jeans|
Other standouts include this cool denim biker jacket---pictured below...that ould look as good on a gal as a guy.
|Misha-in a denim jacket with zip-off sleeves, black slim jean pants (left)|
|criss cross lacing at sides---deft reference to armor construction|
|Sasha-denim S/S shirt, bone L/S jersey shirt, black biker pants|
Layered tops and leggings-for guys and gals...in a cohesive palette of greys, dark green, black and this bold cobalt blue.
|navy s/s crop top, black l/s tee, bone distress shorts, black leggings-Julien|
|Sheri Pinto-hair stylist and her team---worked with the model's natural hair texture...|
|These biker pants -like skinny jeans---standouts of the collection-with bone oversize S/S tee and black L/S crop body on Deonna|
|Black denim blazer, raw bleach drop crotch jeans-on Kim|
|Raul Otero and his team did the make-up---|
|hair helped by Michael O'Rouke Rock Your Hair|