The recipe for Rag & Bone's success was written all over the Resort collection David Neville and Marcus Wainwright presented in their Meatpacking District studio: cool and, for lack of a better word, career. The cool came in the form of skinny purple jeans stamped with a print the designers made of their poured cement floors—floors, it turns out, that the conceptual artist Matthew Barney once stomped and splattered paint on (the space formerly belonged to him). Denim, of course, is what got Rag & Bone off the ground, and the renewed focus Neville and Marcus have been giving it is paying off.

The career part of the story was R&B's skirtsuits. But trust us, there's nothing corporate about their tweeds or windowpane checks. The designers know how to dress down a blazer, and did so here with sheer oxford shirts in white or black with extended hems. In between, there were some great items: a sleeveless, zip-front shift in chestnut leather patched with black, a gray shearling jacket, a black parka with an exuberant but not ostentatious fur-trimmed hood. "This collection is about how our girl dresses," Neville said. It's not just New York girls he was talking about. The designers are shopping around for a new store location in London.