New York Fashion Week Fall 2012: Rag & Bone
Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville are proving to be a formidable force on the New York fashion scene. Their fall collection was English countryside-meets-the-Raj, with layers upon layers of rich-looking pieces with must-touch textures, plus all the must-have accessories (those herringbone platform riding boots! That sculptural leather collar piece!) that keep fans coming back to the brand.
There were striped blanket coats worn over schoolboy blazers and jodhpurs fastened with trooper belts; shearling vests over tweed wrap skirts and chunky legwarmers, herringbone sweater dresses shot through with copper Lurex thread, and genius-looking black crochet lace "doti" pants and sweaters to layer even more.
Rag & Bone is definitely on an upward trajectory. In an partnership that speaks to the cool factor of their brand, AT&T and Samsung Mobile sponsored the men's and women's runway shows, and tapped Wainwright and Neville to help launch the new Samsung Galaxy Note smartphone* hitting stores Feb. 19.
Models weren't carrying the tablets down the runway or anything like that, but the Rag & Bone designers did create a special case for the device, and they will co-host a party at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday for the launch.
Rag & Bone started as a denim line in 2002, and has since expanded to include men's and women's wear and accessories in the contemporary fashion category, with most items priced less than $1,500. Rag & Bone has boutiques in New York and Washington, D.C. Hopefully, the next stop will be L.A.!
*UPDATED 02/11/2012 at 9:49 p.m. In an earlier version of this post, we referred to the Samsung Galaxy Note as a tablet. It is actually a smartphone with tablet capabilities.
-- Booth Moore
Photos: Looks from the Rag & Bone women's runway collection shown Thursday during New York Fashion Week: Credit: Andrew Burton / Associated Press