Since launching in 2002, Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have developed a cult following among the downtown fashion set, and with good reason—their clothes have a certain “cool factor,” expressed in everything from edgy parkas to skin-tight jeans, that resonates with both hardcore fashion fans and the casual street style observer.
For Fall 2013, the designers have created a collection that’s by far their most cohesive to date; it bears all the hallmarks of the label—from sporty-street jackets to leather pants—and at the same time feels a bit more pulled-together than some of the label’s previous offerings. The look was aviator-inspired, with sporty details like flashes of neon and parka silhouettes meeting more luxurious elements like quilted leather pants and shearling-trimmed motorcycle jackets.
A playful styling touch was the decision to pair some of the ultra-short skirts in the collection with sheer tights that offered a peek at the opaque area where the thigh meets the waist. (Control top? Perhaps.) The effect was a bit ’90s thigh-high and a lot sexy, helping to keep the overall mood decidedly downtown-edgy.