Discerning fashion fans will recognise the brand name as that of Sterling Ruby – the American artist and long-time collaborator of Raf Simons. At Pitti Immagine Uomo in June, Ruby debuted his clothing line, or, as Vogue fashion critic Anders Christian Madsen said, his first solo foray into transforming “his textile art into functional art”.
“Not that I mind that someone has an object and hangs it on their wall,” Ruby said after the catwalk presentation, “but it’s kind of fun to think of something being worn out in the world where other people can see it.” Ross’s neon-green dress errs on the pared-back side of the spring/summer 2020 edit – which featured paint splashes, graphics and multiple textures – but the actor added Stabilo-highlighter yellow Schutz pumps for good measure.
Virgil Abloh flew into Florence to see a front row view of the artist’s latest creative output – which Ruby said was no different to creating a painting or a sculpture – and Timothée Chalamet has already sported a pair of acid-wash denim overalls by S.R. Studio. LA. CA.. Who’s next?