I am in love with the first image below! That is why I just had to share this Ruban Spring Summer 2015 Collection with you all dear readers!
Sisters Alisa & Julia Ruban started the label in 2010 after Alice wore some of her own pieces to Paris Fashion Week. She was captured by a street fashion photographer wearing her signature design leather top. Since then Stella McCartney has referenced their work as inspiration while shooting in her studio for The New York Times Magazine. Former editor in chief of VOGUE France, Carine Roitfeld, wrote about RUBAN for her CR Fashion Book and American Marie Claire listed the Ruban sisters among the top Russian fashion designers.
Their Spring Summer 2015 Collection is inspired by the 19th Century, Catherine de 'Medici, Corsets, laces and waist circumferences of 33 inches. You couldn't breathe in this attire and it was not easy to move around either. However the Ruban collection that you can see in the photos below no longer serves to chain a girl down. The corset laces are light, airy and function as major design features. These laces turn a mini dress into a maxi too! The fabrics are lovely and light - the sisters have used a lot of transparent silk. The colour scheme, with the exception of my favourite red look, is light and lady-like also and the ruffles (see photo 5) create looks that appear to float down the runway. I also really love the makeup and the flower motifs that appear on the model's foreheads as well - they complete the overall runway look.