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Ninja Warrior

New York…Rag & Bone

David Neville and Marcus Wainwright never disappoint in their efforts to take traditional notions of tailoring and show modern and sophisticated ways for real men to dress without looking like fashion victims. For their F/W 09 collection, one that had a music soundtrack created by Radioheads’s Thom Yorke, the designers gave us a man on a serious mission. With such precise ninja-like styles like voluminous pants, collarless jacket and paneled woven shirts, it would not have been surprising to see nunchucks suddenly appear. There were a lot of plays on layering, as with a elongated bulky knit under a cropped tailored vest. Some fabrics got a subtle metallic sheen, which really accentuated the novel trims on many of the garments. The designers never stay too far from a contemporary color palette of black and navy, which was no different for fall. The concept of protective armor, as evident in many of the collections that came before theirs, continues to influence for New York.

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