S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. is the brainchild of American multi-faceted artist Sterling Ruby. Not content with creating powerful installations, collages, sculptures, paintings, and more, Ruby aims to blur the line between fashion and other art forms through his ready-to-wear clothing and accessories label. Driven by years of experimentation with textiles and fabrics, the second S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA. delivery continues to channel the artist’s expression through handworked garments and bold prints. The drop recently hit luxury retailer SSENSE, and we’ve picked out our highlights below.
Inspired by the West Coast’s denim industry, Ruby’s designs undergo multiple treatments of dyeing, washing, and rinsing to distress and weather. This denim shirt is dressed in a unique, hand-painted red and black pattern, and also features hand-written text. More casual options include the vampire tee with logo graphic at the front and back.
Available only at SSENSE and via the brand’s website, several pieces are one-of-a-kind creations, and are cataloged within Sterling Ruby Studio’s archive of official artwork. This includes the twill poncho which, at $45,000 dollars, certainly has a price fit for the art world. Below you’ll find more gallery-worthy Sterling Ruby clothing at lower price scales too.