Rag & Bone A/W 2016
Team work: Rag & Bone’s A/W 2016 show was set to a live musical performance by the two drummers Mauro Refosco and Joey Waronker, of the band Atoms for Peace. The percussion-heavy piece entitled, ‘Tamborzen’, served as a pulsating soundtrack that matched the collection’s energetic, downtown ethos perfectly.
Mood board: Marcus Wainwright and David Neville returned to the uncomplicated, cool attitude that first defined Rag & Bone all those years ago. The synchronised showing of both its men’s and women’s collections also presented an impressive unity between the two sides of the label’s business. For women, the collection’s edgy androgyny actually resulted in an urban sexiness. Checked wool shirts and skirts were worn layered over leather pants, tailored long-line vests were juxtaposed against chiffon blouses and knitted long sleeved dresses skimmed the figure in just the right ways.
Best in show: A motocross motif popped up in the form of graphic, long-sleeeved tees, heavy buckled boots and oversized fleece pullovers. Tomboyish yet tempered with the models’ pearl chokers and collar bars, together they painted an impactful picture of strong, modern femininity.
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans