Right now, the uniform of the fabulous and fashionable of New York City is comprised of some combination of culottes, cropped tops, sporty jackets, mesh tanks, and sturdy jumpsuits. If you’re a Rag & Bone acolyte looking to resolve your Spring/Summer 2016 wardrobe the urbane way, this collection has all of the aforementioned hip-kid pieces on offer.
The palette for spring contained a lot of black, gray, white, and yellow, mixed up in magic eye prints or worn in solid or monochromatic pairings. Surprisingly, knitwear was one of the main themes on the Rag & Bone runway, with plenty of ideas for how to style the looks for springtime. There were slouchy knits with oversized chest pockets, off-shoulder knit dresses, and fitted knit sweaters with scholarly elbow patches — each one cooler than the last. Mannish silk suits were worn with sheer tops and bralets, but the brand also proposed a sport update on the “three-piece suit” by stacking a cropped top, skirt, and varsity jacket together. Outerwear featured a multitude of parkas, while loose-fitting, glossy leather trousers, culottes, and skirts comprised the bottom portion of many looks. By mixing high-fashion pieces, like paneled slip dresses, with surprising street style elements, like bulky skate shoes, the brand achieved a perfect balance. While many designers at New York Fashion Week have tried to blend sporty streetwise style with chic, urban glamour, few were so effortlessly exact as Rag & Bone.
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