Marcus Wainwright and David Neville shot their new lookbook images in front of the door to their Meatpacking District studio. It was a good metaphor for what the season means to them. "No themes for pre-fall; it's just clothes for how our girl really dresses," Wainwright said. And boots, and tie-dyed scarves, and grommeted belts and bracelets. Rag & Bone, as Neville added, "has become a lifestyle brand." It's a lifestyle with a call for leather, for cool tailoring, and, in keeping with their breakout Spring collection and their best-selling jeans, for color.

The little leather jacket is a key piece no matter the season. It turned up as a red bomber and as a black motorcycle jacket. The former was worn with drop-crotch shorts and the latter was paired with a tie-dyed, long, pleated chiffon skirt, both of which offered a clue about the ethnic, Indian influences of the Fall collection they'll show in February. OK, so maybe there was a hint of a theme here. Blazers, too, are absolutely de rigueur for the brand, and this season they made them new by adding English military details like the curving seams of tailcoats or contrast bindings. Most of the dresses had a draped, sarilike look, but a structured style in red and blue striped jute linen deserves a callout; it looked particularly adorable with a matching schoolboy blazer.