Rudsak - spring/summer 2006

Rudsak gets back to basics with their spring-summer 2006 leather collection, using ice cream pastels that make you want to reach out and taste them.

One scoop: Cotton-candy pink and blueberry are the colours that make the fitted women’s jackets delectable, even if they are a little cluttered with detail. The double zipper and blossoming collar are tasty innovations, but do we need these two-tone patches everywhere to break up the landscape? The bizarre Montreal Fashion Week show, which included titillating razor blade necklaces, did not let us forget that Rudsak also has a hundred different bags for sale.

Two scoops: The no-nonsense jackets for men come in peach and cappuccino. The silhouettes, to their credit, can maintain a quiet masculinity within the melting pastels. Rudsak hints at the aviator by using buckles in heavenly chocolate fudge.

Three scoops, pretty please: Banana yellow has never been yummier than in the double-breasted leather jacket for women with silver zipper features. Not a drop of lemon sorbet is wasted on the ladies’ military cargo jacket.

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer