RAG & BONE PRE-FALL 2014 COLLECTION
Inspired by Nigel Shafran’s 1990s photographs of English council-estate kids, their smart ...
December 17, 2013
Inspired by Nigel Shafran’s 1990s photographs of English council-estate kids, their smart new Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2014 collection is a reminder of their UK roots. Like Shafran’s pictures, R&B’s clothes this season are graphic black-and-white, with athletic elements modeled after the shell suits the teenagers wear in the photographs. Wainwright and Neville’s versions are elevated with touches of leather and mesh, and the fit has been tweaked for today. The key looks include a boxy baseball shirtdress worn over a crisp button-down, a black shorts suit with sporty insets on the shorts, and a knit tracksuit in white with black stripes that they teamed with an oversize tee. Also worth a callout: peep-toe leather slingbacks with contrast laces. The designers said the collection’s delicate openwork lace dress was modeled after girls they remember from college in Newcastle. It added a feminine lilt to the lineup.