Rag & Bone S/S 2016

Rag & Bone S/S 2016 fashion show backstage models.
(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

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. 

Rag & Bone S/S 2016 fashion show backstage models.

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Rag & Bone S/S 2016 fashion show backstage models

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Rag & Bone S/S 2016 fashion show backstage models

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Rag & Bone S/S 2016 fashion show backstage models

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

INFORMATION

Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans

Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.