Rag & Bone, purveyors of classic, downtown-chic style, went with a Western-meets-motocross collection of layered tops, jackets and vests in a palette of primary colors for Spring 2013.
Brit transplants Marcus Wainright and David Neville cleansed the sartorial palate with a collection of Western-inspired seersucker and chambray button-ups, skirts and trousers in an array of red, green, blue and white. It was a tall drink of water for eyes still blinded by the neon skinnies of the past season.
Chambray oxfords were made edgy layered with cropped vests and extra-long trenches, but scalloped lace hemlines kept a touch of femininity to the looks. Hints of leather, nodding to the motocross trend, were spotted in extreme cropped jackets rendered in white and bright green.
Airy whites made a splash in both sheer and thicker fabrics, with a few snoods and hoods thrown into the mix. The models sashayed down the runway to a live DJ set by Radiohead's Thom Yorke, and shielded their eyes with rigid, angular sunnies (designed in collaboration with Oakley) that exemplify the designers' affinity for edgy, minimalist design.
Despite the sweltering heat at the show (which organizers attempted to counter by offering free beer and ice cream just outside the door), we expect the looks got the approval of the likes of Maggie Gyllenhaal and Anna Wintour (both in attendance).