It's a good thing that Marcus Wainwright and David Neville are opening up stores in London and L.A. There's going to be plenty of girls eager to get into their Resort collection. The Rag & Bone
boys are part of a surprisingly small group of designers who actually deliver cold-weather clothes in November and December. "These clothes have nothing to do with 'resort,' " said Wainwright. What they do have to do with is looking pulled together and cool this coming winter. A shopper in the market for a new coat will have her pick among a snap-front wool tweed with leather patches, a gorgeous black shearling, or one of their best-selling motorcycle jackets, now in new colors like navy. As at other labels, leather is a big story here. Somewhat more surprisingly, so are flowers. An Uzbek coat lining provided inspiration for the floral print; it looked freshest on a flippy mini paired with a chunky cable-knit sweater. A girl can get a lot of mileage out of sweaters like theirs. Same goes for R&B's practical, not precious new bag. It's modeled after a style in which old pilots used to carry their helmets.