5 things you need to know about rag & bone fall/winter 15
Yes to the slinky silk slip dresses that came down the runway yesterday. And an even bigger yes to the styling. Bias-cut lace-trimmed dresses and camisoles were underpinned with plain white and orange tees — the sleeves extra long for maximum slouch.
Welcome back, skirts over trousers. Unconventional layering was key to this collection. It was about wearing track pants under your dress, breaking up your suit with pieces of sportswear, and doubling down on outerwear. All welcome news in the middle of a New York winter.
Remember when puffer jackets were the thing? We're talking early 90s, and the bigger the better. Designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright looked back to their own younger years, and to early hip-hop legends, for inspiration this season. The result: a profusion of fantastically fat quilted jackets and padded underlayers.
4. Messenger satchels and bum bags
Also making a comeback courtesy of Neville and Wainwright's trip down memory lane: messenger bags. Theirs were a streamlined leather version that managed to look fully modern again. They were worn cross-body and came in colors that would make Salt-N-Pepa proud: bright yellow and red. Small leather pouches worn on chains round the models' waists were also a welcome revision of that love-it-or-hate-it 90s staple, the fanny pack.
5. Track pants
Rag & Bone began with a pair of trousers (a pair of men's jeans, to be precise), and much of the brand's magic often happens below the waist. The trousers yesterday were strong, with the best being a series of tailored track pants complete with zippered ankles. They ranged from grey wool to shiny shell suit nylon and burnt orange lurex. Just the thing to layer under skirts next winter.
Photography Kate Owen