What: Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, of the high-fashion design team Ruffian, have a new project in the works. The team has announced that it recently signed a deal with Anthropologie to design four new collections for the kitschy retailer. The first of the collections—which features forties-inspired coats, silk dresses, blouses, and hand-seamed hosiery—will be available at Anthropologie stores nationwide in November.
What They Say:
“There’s really something special and so accessible and beautiful about it,” says Wendy Wurtzburger, Anthropologie’s chief merchandising officer. “They really pushed to have what was right for their aesthetic but also what would be right for our customer. They’re so great at creating magic and mystery.”
What We Say: From the looks of it, the collection’s ruffled blouses and vintage-inspired coats will be the perfect cure for the winter blues this year. Although some pieces in the collection will probably be a little too ornate for our tastes, it’ll still be exciting to see what these super talented designers come up with.