For the Rudsak Fall 2016 collection, the brand offered untamed style for the urban rebel with a  savage spirit theme with references of medieval sagas and heroic legends to forge a powerful visual aesthetic. Models pounded down the Toronto Fashion Week runway against a dramatic backdrop of projected stone fortress ruins to the thumping soundtrack of live drummers.

The seasonal line upholds Rudsak’s heritage of creating distinctive winter wear in a mix of luxe leathers and rich furs, evoking an animal magnetism and raw primitive beauty. Natural shades including sylvan greens,earthy browns, burnt umber and smoked greys dominated the palette,acting as a rich neutral backdrop for vivid bursts of stained crimson and vibrant char­treuse. A full line of chunky knits,quilted puffer pieces and playfully layered sheers rounded out the new season’s apparel, telling a bold story with boxy silhouettes and minimal Scandinavian lines
throughout.

Influenced by Nordic folklore,looks channelled the spirit of Viking conquerors, injecting a fresh intensity into the presentation. The collection’s fierce spirit was present in every detail, from accent-dyed fur to edgy eyelets that amplified the season’s line of outerwear and appar­el. Varied permutations of lush shearling featured prominently, integrated into everything from outerwear to rider boots to men’s high-top sneakers.

Take a peek behind the curtain at the Rudsak Fall 2016 fashion show.