Life is an art form. An un-empty ceremony. Behind the ceremony, the art, the fashion you will discover life as a style- the aim of which is a quest for beauty and the rise of individuality. Clarence Ruth is a native son of New York, born in Autumn of 1981. As a young man in elementary school Ruth established success as an artist by winning a number of first place in art contest along with one of his pieces being bought by JC Penny’s in which it still today hangs on the department store walls. Ruth has also had his artwork displayed in a number of museums such as Polk Museum Of Art and The African Museum Of Art. At a young age Ruth decided to display his artistic expression through clothing in which he found himself sketching out full collections. At that point Ruth took fashion as his calling.
After completing four years of college in fashion design Ruth established a successful career as a fashion model and head of visuals for Andrew Buckler, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and GQ designer of the year John Varvatos just to name a few. Ruth's work has been seen throughout Manhattan and the Hamptons. These world-class icons relied on Ruth's creative genius on a daily basis to create an atmosphere on par with NYC's most notable boutiques with his creative judgment. Breaking onto the NYC fashion scene his debut line, Modern Chimp, an English Prep mixed with American Rock themed fabric based accessory line was received with much enthusiasm and was carried in the world famous Bergdorf Goodman.
In Fall Winter of 2012 Ruth launched Cotte D’Armes the label. His Cotte D’Armes brand approaches denim with a think outside the box mindset as far as ready to wear clothing. Based on the essence of military infused with a hint of street chic biker- the denim generates a sense of rebel darkness and individuality. More recently Ruth has partnered up with the city of Xiqiao and the Chinese government as Creative Director to develop collections that showcase China’s denim marterials and technique.