On Thursday, March 21, 2013, RUFSKIN NEW YORK celebrated it’s First Year Anniversary and our 2013
Spring/Summer Collection at iconic Rootstein Display Mannequin’s space, 205 West 19th Street, New
York City.
In honor of RUFSKIN NY’s birthday, Rootstein’s Creative Director Kevin Arpino included pieces from the
RUFSKIN 2013 Swim Line and a preview of the Spring/Summer Collection into their showroom.
RUFSKIN NY owner John Thompson and General Manager Paul Abrantes hosted a fashion forward
crowd of partners, customers, press, friends and family along with brand co-owners Douglas Coats and
Hubert Pouches. Also on hand were RUFSKIN models LOGAN, TIMMY, and NEIL with music provided by
DJ Tibal of Kult Records.
Guest Rosemarie Pacheco of New York City, was the lucky winner of a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
sponsored by Puerto Vallarta Tourism in support of our raffle to benefit amfAR generationCURE. A
total of $790 was raised at the event towards amfAR generationCURE’s goal of raising $140,000. Media
partners for the event were ADON MAGAZINE and eCityofStyle.
Stoli introduced two new vodkas with their Chocolate Kokonut and Salted Caramel along with a few
signature drinks in celebration of RSNY Anniversary and the new collection.
RUFSKIN also launched of their monthly newsletter focused on things RUFSKIN including insight into the
forces behind the brand, the models, partners and the lifestyle.
The RUFSKIN 2013 Men’s Spring/Summer Collection weaves together the essence, colors, and sensibility of
Catalonia in Southern France and Spain. Hubert Pouches, owner and head designer of RUFSKIN, now in
it’s 11th year of production, goes back to his roots, inspired by the esthetics of the region that is also home
to Salvador Dali, Joan Miro, and Pablo Picasso. Paying homage to Catalonia, the collection interprets it’s
culture and people through the lens of men’s clothing.
RUFSKIN’s New York City location has quickly become the hub of the company. Located in the heart of
Chelsea at 235 West 19th Street, the brand has been embraced by the New York fashion and nightlife
community. The boutique provides unique high quality clothing and accessories for men and expert
customer care. After one year in New York City, RUFSKIN NY celebrates it’s friends and customers, and
continues to build relationships with the community.
Photos by Andrew Werner