31 posts tagged "Marcus Wainwright"
When rumors spread earlier today that Rag & Bone would be opening up a new shop in the Nolita space that used to house Cafe Colonial, reaction on the blogs was so hysterical, you’d think that the label’s designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville were two corrupt condo developers threatening to raze a blighted neighborhood’s community center. But this is not Breakin’ II: Electric Boogaloo. Cafe Colonial was a beloved Nolita institution, but the restaurant lost its lease and, yes, Rag is moving in. There’s been much grumbling about inaccessible fashion taking over real estate, so it may (or may not) be some comfort to know that Neville and Wainwright will be stocking the new shop exclusively with their accessibly priced basics lines—/JEAN (pictured), /SHIRT, and /KNIT—and their accessory collections. The Rag-sters are forgoing the typical gut reno, too, so Cafe Colonialists should feel free to drop by, soak up the ambience, and then grab brunch from any of the numerous very good places down the block. “As has been the case with our other stores, we are trying to keep as much of the space’s original interior as possible, including the wonderful tile floor and tin walls,” Wainwright says, adding that he and Neville “wish the owners of Cafe Colonial the best and very much hope they reopen around the corner.” Hear, hear.
Rag & Bone’s new shop is slated to open July 1 at 73 E. Houston St., NYC.
Mark Borthwick has got Rag & Bone dancing to his tune. Tomorrow night, R&B designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright are hosting a party at the brand’s Soho store to fête their collaboration with the photographer—shots of Rag & Bone friends and family that Wainwright describes as “the perfect blend of Mark’s irreverent take on modern fashion photography and Rag & Bone’s downtown New York-meets-tailored workwear aesthetic.” The perfect blend’s been a long time coming. Neville first met Borthwick on a beach in Mexico about ten years ago: “He was playing a guitar around a campfire,” the designer recalls. “It was a very liberating experience.” Jessica Stam, Edita Vilkeviciute, and Julien d’Ys are among the subjects who got a taste of liberation, Borthwick-style, for the shoot. The shots will be on view at the label’s Soho store starting tomorrow, but we’ve got your first look here on Style File today. Continue Reading “Rag & Bone Are Feeling Free” »
Rag & Bone’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright have been on a roll with their menswear, mixing up American influences and their British roots to create a distinctive signature. They’ve done it again for Fall with a collection that layered sturdy tweeds, lodens, and Fair Isles, perfect for a hike in the Lake District, with a plaid and camo vintage flavor that hinted at Seattle grunge. Though everything was shown with scarves, beanies, hiking boots, and hitched up, gartered socks, there was always a sense of streamline, rather than winter bulk, testament to the real Factor X in this presentation—Vanessa Reid’s styling. True, Neville and Wainwright gave her the ingredients, but she whisked up the recipe, from the first look’s layering of Fair Isle sweater and camo vest with a cardigan (also in Fair Isle) knotted around the waist and plaid shirttails flying (the trousers in charcoal Harris Tweed) to the closing symphony of shadows: black blazer and shirt-jacket topped with a cutaway coat in charcoal cashmere. Another reason for Neville and Wainwright’s steady march forward is that they’ve got the smarts to pick such collaborators. Speaking of which, Thom Yorke was back doing the music. He does love his Battles, doesn’t he?
For complete coverage of Fall 2010 menswear, visit www.gq.com/fashion.