While Rag & Bone embraced a scaled-back aesthetic for Spring/Summer 2015 that was less urban than usual, its utility-driven looks still carried a strong torch for smart style. Marcus Wainwright and David Neville delivered a sturdy collection comprised of natural fibers and neutral colors that would have read modest if it weren’t for all of the sheer cardigans, tiny leather shorts, and vests worn with nothing underneath.
Yet, glamour can be found in strange places, and we were drawn to the easy glamour of the duo’s breezy indigo-dyed ponchos, printed dresses, and slouchy blazers. Abstract camo-esque prints helped punch up the visual appeal of later looks and also helped add a safari vibe to the otherwise plain-Jane collection. Although free of frills and frippery, the clothes still pulsed with sensuality, which Wainwright and Neville enhanced with draped fits that lay beautifully on the body. They also flashed hints of skin by sending jackets down the runway worn like dresses and zippered vests worn open to reveal nothing but bare décolletage beneath. Eminently wearable outerwear helped anchor this collection, and when spring strikes it will be Rag & Bone providing us with weatherproof cover-ups and slinky, effortless separates for day.
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