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Raf Simons has once again teamed up with LA artist Sterling Ruby. The latest addition to the duo's longstanding partnership (Simons first tapped Ruby in 2008 to design the interior of his Tokyo store), is a men's fall/winter 2014 collection. "Ruby decked out the runway with his signature large-scale sculptures. Shaped like red-white-and-blue fangs dripping from the ceilings, the artwork set the scene for the colorful clothes: khaki trench coats artfully appliquéd with brightly colored fabric strips and various articles emblazoned with words like 'father' and 'Abu Lang,' which Ruby explained stood for the phrase 'abusive language.' [...] The pieces spattered with color were the most literal references to their craft — a real artist's wardrobe." [T]