Haute Secrets New York
Name: Brian Wolk and Claude Morais
The stats: Brian was born and bred in New York City; Claude was born in Montreal and has lived here for 10 years. They now both live in Brooklyn.
Why they love New York: They love the arts culture here!
Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are the designers behind the critically acclaimed cult New York label Ruffian. The designers received the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award and have been featured in top fashion publications, including Vogue, The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, W, Elle, Nylon, Allure and WWD. Wolk brings his dual training in fashion design and costume design to the label, giving him a unique fashion perspective. It’s a match made in heaven when you bring Morais into the mix with his experiences traveling the world as a model, then as a stylist. The label has collaborated with some of the fashion industry’s most sought after names, including make-up artist James Kaliardos, hair stylist Neil Moody and designer Christian Louboutin.
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