Runway Finale at Rag & Bone, Fall 2011 Fashion Week
This season, Rag & Bone’s menswear felt sportier than what we’ve come to expect from Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, though like the men behind the label, it was still very English. Imagine med-century sportswear, for athletics on the rolling hills of the Commonwealth’s countryside: Harris tweeds for hunting, padded socks for skiing, tartan plaids for golf, and varsity patches a gentleman might win for excellence in rugby.
This sporting spirit was reflected in the colors as well – tomato red appeared in tartan plaids and bowler hats, navy and charcoal striped cheerfully down zippered jackets, and mustard yellow cravats and varsity letters (“RB,” in script, of course) gave the palette a pop. Wainwright and Neville said the Duke of Windsor inspired them season, which played out in a softer silhouette of wider trousers, fitted sweaters, and short jackets.
The crowd was equally well outfitted; outside after the show, we spotted The Sartorialist snapping away.