American couture. The term is tossed around lightly, but Ralph Rucci is the one designer whom it truly applies to. The designer's New York Fashion Week show was a striking display of the capabilities of his New York design studio. He is the only American accepted by the Chambre Syndicale in Paris for Haute Couture.
Signature Chado Ralph Rucci details, like the anatomically flattering seaming was present. The color palette had clean white and black, but with gorgeous shots of neon sorbet colors of bright tangerine, lemon and raspberry pink. There were a few pieces with shine and feathers for more novelty texture for his Spring 2013 collection.
Wearing an exquisite couture creation, made in New York is as patriotic as fashion gets, (at least until you find a way to wear Miss Liberty's copper robes).