Rag & Bone’s Spring/Summer 2017 presentation treads new territory by fully embracing a trans-seasonal mood.
Marcus Wainwright might be flying solo now that his partner at Rag & Bone, David Neville, has left the brand, but his design acumen is as sharp as ever. Familiar staples made the case for a sporty and effortless collection, but Rag & Bone’s Spring/Summer 2017 presentation also treaded new territory by fully embracing a trans-seasonal mood. Outerwear and all-weather looks were supplied by the armload, which gave the Rag & Bone shopper plenty of smart options no matter where in the world she happens to be or in what climate.
The Rag & Bone shopper will have plenty of smart options no matter where in the world she happens to be or in what climate.
Tidy tomboys will love the opening line-up of motocross jackets, tapered-cut utilitarian trousers, crisp banker’s shirts, and supremely comfortable heathered terry sweat suits. These athletic looks are both functional and stylish, imagined for the fan who wants to put minimal effort into looking fabulous. Additionally, feminine flourishes were found in a variety of floral patchwork frocks and one simple silk slip dress.
By revisiting fan favorites – like a best-selling V-neck sweater from Spring/Summer 2014 and slip dresses from Fall/Winter 2015 – and strengthening the brand’s ties to both British prep-school style and New York City streetwear, the new Rag & Bone aesthetic is much like the old, only more confident.