For ss 2014, rag & bone’s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville fused urban minimalism and a sportif aesthetic, while takes on little house on the prairie and a samurai influence lent the house its signature downtown edge. “we wanted to pare things back with this collection and show a cleaner, more delicate side while still retaining a subtle play on masculine versus feminine. There are slip dresses, sheer fabrications and a soft color palette and then we introduced a twist with button-ups and workwear-inspired jumpsuits and low-slung pants.” – marcus wainwright slip dresses with layers of chiffon are cut on the bias to gently envelop the body. Ultra-thin spaghetti straps on dresses and tops parlay a sensual feel. The collection’s femininity is tempered with crisp
polo collars, coated-cotton jumpsuits and sharp pleating. Leather, a house mainstay, is rendered in crocodile embossed and perforated variations, and appears throughout in an array of shades. Silhouettes are primarily long and lean along with samurai-influenced pleating skimming the shin. The palette is awash with white, silver, blush, peach and orchid. Black, aqua and indigo are other key colors. The brand’s bag collection evolves with inspiration taken from both equestrian and motorcycle saddle bags, and ranges from a saddle bag with dual openings, paying homage to the brand’s utilitarian appreciation, and a slouchy hobo silhouette to a structured shoulder bag, which is worn low slung cross body to imbue a casual look..