Marcus Wainwright and David Neville followed the same theme for their Rag & Bone Fall 2010 collection: rugged. Unlike the womenswear collection, which was inspired by the early 20th century expeditions to Mt. Everest, the menswear collection was a recreation of World War I soldiers. Think dark, natural and resilient layering and you’ve got Rag & Bone Fall 2010 down to a science!
Fall 2010 marked a pivotal collection for Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville. Whereas previous collections showcased a girl with androgynous tendencies, the Rag & Bone Fall 2010 collection was really the first strictly womenswear line we’ve seen from the designers. Gathering inspiration from 1920s Everest expeditions, Wainwright and Neville brought us a modernized vintage collection with overwhelming utility pieces. From tweed jackets to sweater dresses and plaid ponchos to Rag & Bone’s atypical oversized knit scarf, the collection screams Rag & Bone without being overly masculine for a change.
Rag & Bone more or less owns the androgynous trend but this time, they’re taking wearers back to the 19th century with some thermally casual masculinity. Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville built their Pre-Fall 2010 collection around the idea “buy-now-wear-now,” hence the leather tank, thermal leggings, suede bomber, light wool blazer and sheer tops. As per usual, there’s some awesome leather accessories to be had and some covetable, old-school shoes. With such superb styling, it’s hard not to want everything from this collection!
I was wondering when Rag & Bone would decide to do eyewear, and after falling in love with their Spring 2010 collection, I realized the wondering was over! Along with their Spring 2010 items, Rag & Bone sent their new line of tortoise patterned, tough Aviator/Wayfarer inspired eyewear down the runway. As expected, designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville added their signature high-quality hardware and studs. So ready to get my hands on these babies!
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Throw some vintage military and formalwear pieces in a bowl, mix, add a bit of modernity, and you’ve essentially got Rag & Bone Spring 2010 down to a science. Designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright really tapped into an incredible, timeless androgyny with slouchy, somewhat drop-crotch, pants for the ladies as well as some gorgeous jackets and leathers. The men’s looks are both classic and edgy, tight pants with military trenches and flannel pants with suit-coats. All in all, the collection was another stunner to add to the mix with a majority of several year-round, wearable pieces.
Jessica Stam did a little more than just host Rag & Bone’s Intermix launch party last night. According to David Neville, co-designer of Rag & Bone with Marcus Wainwright, Stam has been designing with the duo and will be part of a collaboration due out for Spring 2010. With such great personal style, I have complete faith that Stam & Bone will be a success!
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Rag & Bone might be one of my favorite labels, but I think you’ll agree that their Resort 2010 collection isn’t all that impressing. It seems to me that Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright decided to play it safe with what they know “works” nowadays. We’ve seen it time and time again, the tomboy look is in, and while many designers throw in that extra “umph” to make a collection unique, Neville and Wainwright simply let the styling do all the talking. I’ll agree, the styling is great and the pieces aren’t bad at all, I just wish Rag & Bone gave us something new to shop for. I have drop-crotch pants. I have a shrunken bomber jacket. I have boyfriend jeans. I have an oversized denim shirt. I have a cropped blazer. And I’m pretty sure any girl who is on top of the fashion scene does too.
When Marcus Wainwright and David Neville decided to create a resort collection, they had no clue what the results would be. They were grazed with a pleasant surprise. Marcus and David’s label, Rag and Bone, withholds a resort 09 collection abundant in creativity and timeless style. Dresses, shirts, coats and jackets sit upon the backs of models in confidence. Rag and Bone doesn’t always play it safe; their clothing is edgy in a way that doesn’t kill the outfit. The pieces are wearable, and thanks to two great designers with the ability to manipulate design and color, we’re liking what we see.
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