rag & bone goes big in brooklyn for spring/summer 16
The Manhattan-based Brits presented perfect sweaters, giant hoop earrings and stomping great sneakers in Dumbo last night.
For their most recent menswear collection, designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville screened a video of parkourists vaulting over the rooftops of Brooklyn. For their womenswear show yesterday they went one step further and invited showgoers over the bridge to St Ann's Warehouse in Dumbo. (Reinforcing the Brooklyn vibes: miniature bars of Mast Brothers chocolate and beers -- thanks guys!)
Once guests stopped trying to flag down waiters handing out french fries and sliders (again, honestly, thanks), they settled down to watch a procession of sharp sportswear-inspired looks set to an original soundtrack by Thom Yorke. UK represent.
The offering was bursting with Rag & Bone favorites: the jackets, knits and shoes were all on point. Chunky crewnecks with nylon utility pockets popped in bright lemon and poppy colored nubby wool. The designers' take on the classic MA-1 flight jacket stood out in warning-sign orange. And anchoring everything from billowy silk strap dresses to tomboyish cargo shorts were f***-off big sneakers with fat contrast laces.
Yes, this was a spring collection, but it made us look forward to sweater weather - and to whenever the collection's amaze giant bronze and silver hoop earrings will be in stores.
Text Alice Newell-Hanson
Photography Jason Lloyd-Evans