Rag & Bone
December 18, 2012 New York
For pre-fall, they presented a grounded collection, touching on sixties-ish silhouettes like an A-line shift (the black leather of which was decidedly not to Pan Am regulation), and playing on the idea of uniform dressing. A crisp button-down in white with navy details was paired with orange trousers piped in blue—a color combination that Pan Am did sign off on. Ties—is there anything more essential to men's uniforms?—provided the templates for the black-and-white jacquard of a pantsuit and the easier, cotton print of a button-down and PJ pants set.
On the more feminine side of the boy/girl divide, they cut a cute shorts suit in peachy tweed, the material of which was woven at the same mill as Chanel's famous bouclés, and used macramé techniques to craft a cool openwork sweater. Macramé reappeared on the duo's shoes, and influenced the lacing details on an otherwise simple sleeveless dress. No flights of fancy here, but plenty of real-world options for the Rag & Bone girl.