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Feature: Rudsak S/S 2014 from World MasterCard Fashion Week Toronto


Men's Ralph Croc bag by Rudsak Spring Summer 2014

Men’s Ralph Croc bag by Rudsak Spring Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

By Tessa Johnson

 *The entire runway show follows this interview – so don’t forget to keep scrolling* 

We had the pleasure to view Rudsak’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection during World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto. This is the luxury brand’s 12th anniversary and surely we were not disappointed.

 

Known for their love affair with all that’s rock ‘n’ roll, designer Evik Asatoorian presented a collection nothing short of flawless.

 

With rocker chic looks for men and women, the Spring/Summer 2014 collection features seductive distress leather combinations, ready-to-wear neoprene suiting mixed with knits, satin tunics paired with to die for accessories of crinkled metallic multi-purpose clutches with silver hardware and stud embellishments, an rich oversized cowhide handbag/man-bags accessories.

 

We quickly had a chance to ask the designer a few questions about his latest lineup.

 

 

The Rihanna handbag from Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014 line

The Rihanna handbag from Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014 line

 

 

What was the inspiration behind your Spring/Summer 2014 Collection?

 

The collection celebrates our twentieth anniversary.  I wanted to bring back our classics that ultimately got us to where we are today but refine them with one of my greatest design influences being rock n’ roll.

 

 

What inspired you to use croc and python, as one of your key items for this season? It looks amazing!

 

Every season we introduce a novelty accent; last season was pony hair but for spring, I wanted something bolder.  Animal skins seemed like the perfect match.   I wanted to take iconic rocker pieces like the perfecto and vest and really make them into eclectic one of kinds.

 

Men's Rick black Croc bag by Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Men’s Rick black Croc bag by Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

 

 

Spring/Summer leather has been a must have for the upcoming season, is there a different type of leather that used due to the weather climate?

 

The leathers used in outerwear for spring have a slightly thinner gauge however this season, we introduced our leathers in dove, which has a fresh spring take as opposed to black being the obvious colour for leather.

 

What inspired to create the Rudsak Brand?

 

Travelling back and forth throughout Europe and Montreal, I found Canadian fashion was lacking that finesse Europeans has mastered in their design and tailoring, especially in outerwear.  I started the collection with a handful of styles for women and men to test the market… It’s mind blowing to see how the brand has matured over the last twenty years.

 

Roxanne Dov Croc bag by Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Roxanne Dov Croc bag by Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

How do you see the brand evolving are you hoping to expand?

 

We have big plans for large retail expansion over the next few years in very exciting markets, including an international presence. Consumers know us for what we do but we’ve been putting a lot of effort into fortifying our DNA and will continue that work in the years to come. We will always stay true to our native roots and celebrate being Canadian.

 

Who is the Rudsak Woman and Man?

 

A man and woman who knows they got “it”.  Whether out at the shops, at sports events, or having a drink with friends, they leave a lasting impression.

 

Renova bag by Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Renova bag by Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak is set to open five new stores in Toronto for 2014. 

 

Check their show here!

 

RUDSACK SS 2014 TORONTO FASHION WEEK  at World MasterCard Fashion Week

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

Rudsak Spring/Summer 2014

 

 

Photography courtesy of Rudsak/World Mastercard Fashion Week Toronto 

*Tessa is a freelance writer, obsessed with menswear fashion, women’s accessories and a clutch fanatic.  She currently writes web and print articles for ANOKHI Magazine and is a men’s fashion news writer for www.Fashionbeans.com.  

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