Ruffo leather makers is one of the finest leather workers in Europe, supplying goods for many well known brands such as Prada, Helmut Lang and many more. In 1999 they decided to put out their own collections under the name ‘Ruffo Research’’, drafting in each year a different young designer to have full creative control on the collection which provided a springboard for future heavyweights such as Raf Simons. Veronique Branquinho, A.F. Vandevorst, and Haider Ackermann.
This jacket comes from Vandevorst’s year at the label, which led to a more experimental output than what the label had previously produced with Raf Simons, with the use of distressed leather, hospital gown like garments and a selection of knitwear.
Constructed in a subtle, extremely soft leather throughout with a purposefully distressed look throughout which allows for the original colour of the dyed leather to show through contrasting heavily. Taking inspiration from a military filed jacket there are 4 pockets placed on the front closed with metal buttons, a button closure down and an elongated body. The back features a panelled construction with a slightly synched waist reminiscent of military garments of the same shape.