Ruby is an American artist based in Los Angeles, California. Ruby has also engaged in fashion through various collaborations with Raf Simons, Dior, and Calvin Klein, according to a press release by Pitti Imagine. His work is included in many prominent public collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Tate Modern, London; Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and Moderna Museet, Stockholm.
Throughout the 20 years of his practice, Ruby’s art has incorporated elements from his rural Pennsylvania, US upbringing, where craft traditions such as sewing and quilting became formative aspects of his education. In 2008, Ruby first designed a basic work wear uniform made from the remnants of textile projects. From that point forward, he has ritualistically made garments imbued with the precise treatments and strategies of his artworks, in a retelling of the countless projects that his studio has produced over the past decade.
“We have been very interested in the work of the artist Ruby for a long time” said Lapo Cianchi, Pitti Immagine’s director of communication and events, “endeavors which are suspended between different areas with, at the centre, a heterogeneous project dedicated to reinterpreting American workwear. This alone would be enough to justify Pitti Uomo’s invitation to host the debut of the collection that will convey the project on to the fashion market. But Ruby is also one of the protagonists of the powerful and creative Los Angeles artistic scene that still moves between a thrust towards experimentation free from the burdens of success and competition and an adherence to industrial models of cinema, music, entertainment and, naturally, fashion.”
“Pitti has a special place in the world of fashion,” said Ruby. “It has established itself as a major centre with a singular identity without compromise – a place of artisanship and craft, a place with its own time. Pitti’s invitation to be their special guest presents the perfect moment for me to realise a project that I’ve been privately exploring in my studio for nearly 10 years. I could not be more excited to premiere at Sr Studio La Ca this June.” (PC)
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