[by Viva Gonzalez | August 18, 2014]
Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, are the masterminds, designers, and creative geniuses behind the New York label Rag & Bone, the brand of choice of cool chicks everywhere – Poppy Delevingne, Lily Aldridge, Sienna Miller, and Rachel Bilson to name a few. Rag & Bone’s designs are the epitome of downtown sophistication and city sensibility. Wainwright and Neville’s Fall 2014 collection took their brand to new heights as they gave city slickers a new spin on menswear-inspired utilitarian dressing.
1. Paint-Splattered Denim
Slate gray paint carelessly strewn on denim jeans and skirts sashayed down the runaway. Before you DIY, make sure that your pants skirts are as impeccably tailored as those by Rag & Bone. These high-waisted pants skim the ankles and the skirts have a sexy side slit. You already know that bloggers and stylish celebs will be snatching these babies up come fall.
2. Cosby Sweaters
Who would’ve thought that Bill Cosby’s iconic Coogi sweaters from the 80’s would stage a comeback? Although not as colorful as Cosby’s, Wainwright and Neville translated the squiggly sweater print for the Soho set by doing it in a more boxy cut and in a monochromatic gray palette.
3. Mechanic Jumpsuit
Jumpsuits are closet lifesavers. Easy to dress up or down, these one-piece wonders were given a menswear makeover by Rag & Bone. Using work wear as inspiration, the designers took your mechanic’s grease filled jumpsuit and made it look chic by adding tailored cuffs and a drop-waist silhouette.
4. Buffalo Plaid
Typically reserved for lumberjacks, Buffalo Plaid done in forest green makes for a surprisingly wearable and versatile fall coat. Throw out your ratty old flannel; Rag & Bone’s take on buffalo plaid is the checkered print that’ll be on trend this upcoming season.
5. Monogrammed Bowling Shirts
Another workingman staple, the bowling shirt as re-imagined in Rag & Bone’s runway show featured an incredibly sleek cut. Done in navy with a contrast cream collar, this vintage-inspired shirt will be a hot commodity once it releases in stores. You can’t beat its wearability and its urban appeal.
Watch the full show here: Rag & Bone | Fall 2014 | New York