We know and love Rag & Bone for its not so basic basics, and versatile, military, work-wear influenced pieces that are just that effortlessly cool. And let’s not forget, how Rag & Bone pretty much perfected the t-shirt and denim combination. This season, Rag & Bone’s designer duo, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville kicks it up a notch and puts the capital “F” into fashion by reinterpreting their own roots and styles. They pushed the envelope on denim and workwear, and as a result, Rag & Bone’s Spring/Summer 2011 collection adds a touch of luxury into blue-collar references, as mechanic jumpsuits and overalls have been reworked in inky selvedge denim.
Overall, Rag & Bone has definitely taken a more experimental direction with their silhouette and construction. Instead of the trusted fitted and tailored British sensibility they bring to their denim and collection, they have dropped the British part of the equation and simply stuck to pushing the boundaries of denim and American workwear. The shapes are relaxed, extremely relaxed, and one might even say they are baggy. This definitely departs from the trend of slim denim which had plagued the fashion world for one season too many.
Aside from an updated silhouette, Rag & Bone has also definitely pushed the boundaries of fabrication and also played with the concept of layering. Printed dress shirts are now cut longer into a tunic shape, layered over loose denim, and at times paired with blazers, or trenches amplified in volume. The label’s interesting take on denim, along with its own aesthetics, has definitely surprised its followers with what seems like a new directional approach to its collection for the new year.
Photography by: Juncture