After attending the private model casting for the newly-inspired line, RUD, by the already established RUDSAK, I had the opportunity to play fashion journalist and ask a few questions about the new line, how they feel about Ottawa’s fashion scene and OFW as an event. Read on to hear more about this amazing collection and why OFW is “fantastic”…
What makes you want to showcase this line at OFW/why did you choose OFW?
The organizers of OFW approached RUDSAK to act as a participating designer. Impressed with the presentation and the designers to be joining the schedule, we decided to go forward with our recently launched line RUD styled by RUDSAK.
RUD is Montreal born and proud of its heritage. Supporting locals- be it designers, events, organizations, etc. is crucial in maximizing Canada’s presence in the international market of fashion. We see it as joining forces; everyone benefits.
What do you think of OFW and its impression on the fashion scene locally and elsewhere?
The dedication of the organizers for OFW and Blackbook Lifestyles has been fantastic. Positive of a highly successful outcome- OFW maps itself terrifically as Ottawa is a city filled with university students. Everyday youngins’ are reflecting the campaigns of top designers.
With the smooth pre-show delivery we’ve witnessed from OFW- Ottawa will certainly receive the proper recognition they deserve for hosting such an event and hopefully popularize its exposure among the Canadian fashion society.
What inspired this collection/what does it represent/what can the public expect to see?
Everyday people who just so happen to have great style have been reversing the trickledown theory. RUD’s spring 2012 collection was inspired by hip tastemakers; nowadays street-style blogs overwhelm the web.
RUD affirms the confidence trendsetters have in wearing their clothes, unique to their own sense of style.
Spectators can expect to see beautifully eye-catching coats and jackets worn effortlessly- easy to recreate however desired. (It was amazing!)
I know I was beyond thrilled to see RUD’s Ottawa debut on Thursday night! Make sure to visit our website at www.ottawafashionweek.com for more information regarding this incredible designer, our OFW schedule, new venue, as well as when and where you can get your tickets! For photos of the show, go to our Facebook page! See you soon Ottawa!