Rag & Bone S/S 2016
Scene setting: Opting to present a show in Brooklyn during New York Fashion Week is always a big gamble, but Rag & Bone felt strongly about their venue, the performing arts institution St. Ann’s Warehouse, located just under the Brooklyn Bridge. Like the label’s seamless mix of the refined and the utilitarian, the historic area, which still retains cobblestones on many of its streets, served as a poetic backdrop for the show, albeit with an urban edge.
Team work: Rag & Bone sent its collection down the runway to an original soundtrack entitled ’Villain’, composed by Thom Yorke. A friend and regular collaborator of the label’s, Yorke’s haunting melody featured the choral talents of 12 members of the Brooklyn Youth Chorus - a collective comprised of students from over 200 schools in New York City.
Mood board: Over the years, Rag & Bone has fine-tuned its formula for the ultimate city wardrobe and this season’s collection was a clear testament of that. The label’s assortment of body-skimming ribbed dresses, oversized bomber jackets, slim fit cargo trousers and elongated vests boasted utilitarian details, such as contrasting pockets and trailing flight straps, that brought a carefully considered dimension to such city staples, along with a versatile appeal.
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans