Rag & Bone – Pre Spring/Summer 2016 Ready-To-Wear
The Rag & Bone girl is not the type to ship off to Barbados for the winter, much as she might wish otherwise. Marcus Wainwright and David Neville’s business at that time of year is strictly buy-now-wear-now, and with that in mind, they loaded up their new collection with coats, knits, and the occasional velour tracksuit. The clothes had a sporty mien, but in the end they looked more urban than athletic. Chalk that up to the relatively restrained color palette of black, gray, and white with a few pops of red. Outerwear had a relaxed, roomy slouch, the better for the sweaters, chunky and otherwise, they’re proposing for underneath them, and pants have risen well above the ankle to culottes length, as we’ve been seeing elsewhere this season. Compared with their runway shows, which are artfully and sometimes elaborately styled, the Rag & Bone Resort offering was no-nonsense, full of pieces with a straightforward job to do. The one exception was that velour tracksuit. Wainwright, who lives on the other side of the East River, joked that it was influenced by his “Brooklyn roots,” and he didn’t mean hipster Williamsburg. It had a loose spirit, and it looked fun to wear.