Ruby Pre-Fall 2016

It’s time for a new riff on bohemian wear, with RUBY providing folklore gold in Pre-Fall 2016. The spirit of Eastern-European singing and dance forms the starting point of a collection inspired by designer Deanna Didovich’s Croatian roots. Intricate handicraft detail makes itself known throughout, most notable in the crisp white cotton embroidery, an essential part of folk dance costume.

Silhouettes are big on volume, the stuff of Slavic fairy tales. A nipped in waist on a halter neck peasant dress translates skirting into a modern context. It’s the dress you wear to farewell the last long days of summer. Elsewhere, a boxy shirt hints at authentic masculine costuming, while bell sleeves on a boatneck sweater are the answer to all your casual wardrobe needs.

Most essentially, colour brings RUBY’s inspiration boldly into the now. Rose pink, cashmere blue and burnt orange are balanced by earthen hues of bottle green and navy. Further spark comes with the charming Violet Flower print splashed across a story of separates in varying shades of blue.

The mood is lively and flush with fashion fantasia. Now’s the time to dance forward and enjoy it.