The atmosphere in the stands at Rudsak's show is electric with anticipation. Everyone is dishing about the wonderful bags and footwear made by one of Canada's leading leather fashion brands, even before the lights go down and the music begins. Rudsak's catwalk was bold and brilliant - not shying away from luscious fur collars mixed with buttery leather. A woman behind me described it as "urban animal" and I see her point but to me, there was a real feeling of Tolstoy's Russian winter in the dramatic hoods and luxurious leather details. At the same time, black leather cropped jackets spoke of biker chic and slick urban fashionista's will love the trend-setting styles of this collection.
The catwalk was high energy and edgy. There isn't a lot of colour in this collection, just super-cool black and neutrals. This is statement clothing and the crowd loved it!
Leaving the show, the talk of the attendees is which pieces they'll purchase. Especially popular were the arm bands and demi-gloves - so fresh and funky though not particularly practical for Canadian winters. The fragrance of leather and springtime lingers in the lobby. I've got my eye on one of those Rudsak totebags and I'm wondering if maybe ... one of those stunning jackets.