Rudsak - spring/summer 2009

Rudsak maintains its spell over outerwear aficionados with a spring/summer 2009 collection that sizzles.

White is electric, as Rudsak proves this season on a variety of women’s trench coats. Silhouettes get funky on this blinding background: belt and draping options gently suggest A-lines, and sloped collars drop 70’s hints. White denim hot pants are a showstopper, and it’s refreshing to see a fabric other than leather given so much latitude in a Rudsak collection.

Treated leather bombers are bedecked with metal hardware and infused with biker chic. Standout examples include the sculpted fuchsia leather jacket with short balloon sleeves, as well as slightly tamer long-sleeved variations. Longer jackets tell a softer story, and perform their denouement in almond, viola, and berry. For the first time, Rudsak introduces a monogram pattern, a tiny detail that makes a huge impact.

A rarity for Rudsak, some of the best men’s pieces have nothing to do with leather. Waxed cotton, basic twill, and polished nylon fabrics are used to create sharp, simple utility jackets and trench coats. Leather, of course, is saved for the skin-tight pants.

Let’s not forget that Rudsak does more than just outerwear. Cleverly crafted handbags, accessories, and footwear are never more than a grope away. What better way to spend a spring day than in Rudsak sandals and flats?

Daniel Cox, Fashion Editor
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer