Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, the designers behind Rag & Bone, hinted at the theme of their F/W 13 collection at the press preview for their Pre-Fall offering. They suggested that the theme would involve aviation, citing Pan-Am in the 1960s. Hints of this inspiration snuck into their current assortment. Tonally, pops of bright orange and Yves Klein blue connected with the era, as did kicky A-line dresses, crisp button-up shirts, and Op Art patterns. A macramé sweater and easy drawstring pants offered more relaxed alternatives, while leather accents provided the touch of edginess that the label’s followers crave. Aside from some piecing, the designers went easy on the details, though one stood out. Two garments were slashed in the pattern of a shirt collar and lashed back together, for an inventive trompe l’oeil effect. If Fall’s Pam Am stewardesses are as appealing as their predecessors from Pre-Fall, Rag & Bone will have another hit on their hands.–Joanna Manganaro
Silhouette: Boxy / A-line / Long and lean
Color: Black / White / Tangerine / Navy / Yves Klein blue / Peach
Key Items: A-line dresses / Black-and-white patterned pant set / Tweed short suit / Tuxedo trousers
Materials: Fluid silks / Crisp shirtings / Linen yarns / Leather / Engineered knits / Silk crepe
Print + Pattern: Small-scale Op Art-inspired geometrics / Color blocking
Details + Trim: Macramé trim / Trompe l’oeil collars / Tuxedo stripes / Piecing / Drawstring waists / Contrast trim
Accessories + Footwear: Plastic frame rectangular sunglasses / Boxy handbags / Ankle boots / Open-toe ankle boots
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