76 posts tagged "Rag & Bone"
Growing up, there were fashion codes my friends and I religiously followed, and even my sartorially challenged younger self knew there were certain things you just shouldn’t do. However, designers have taught us that some fashion rules are meant to be broken. So throw out the guides you’ve always known and try out three lessons the runway taught us this year:
Mixing patterns is a fantastic idea.
Some of the most striking looks on the Fall ’14 runways boasted bold, seemingly clashing patterns. From stripes and plaids to florals and animal spots, nothing was off-limits. Have a look at collections from mix masters Dries Van Noten and Peter Pilotto to see how it’s done.
Black and blue make a hell of a pair.
The black-and-blue combo has long been considered a no-no, but it just happened to be the most popular color scheme on the Fall runways. Need proof? Check out the Oscar de la Renta and Marc by Marc Jacobs‘ Fall lineups.
When it comes to footwear, socks and sandals are the bee’s knees.
Formerly associated with clueless, fanny-pack-toting tourists, the socks-and-sandals trend tore through the Resort ’15 collections (Rag & Bone and M.Patmos included) and popped up on the streets during the Fall ’14 shows. (Fanny packs are back, too, by the way.) We can thank normcore for this one.
The long and bitter winter we’ve endured has brought out the inner survivalist in we editors at Style.com. And based on the influx of updated utilitarian gear we noticed on the Fall ’14 runways, the extreme conditions got designers thinking more practically, too. Alexander Wang made references to hunting, mountain climbing, and other outdoor sports with his new collection, which featured functional pockets of all sorts. His Brooklyn Navy Yard show was a parade of cargo pants, suede workwear jackets, canteen bags, and efficient shifts featuring individual compartments for Moleskine notebooks, smartphones, lipsticks, and lighters—everything his downtown customer needs to pound the pavement in style. Olivier Rousteing, meanwhile, transported us to a different kind of jungle (one stalked by Amazonian supermodels, no less) with his glam safari-inspired wares at Balmain. Surplus details also turned up at Rag & Bone, Isabel Marant, Acne Studios, and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Elsewhere, Tommy Hilfiger put his own all-American spin on the industrial trend by whipping up a series of raw denim pieces and “Marlboro Man” coats that suggested, as he told Style.com, the “real heartland America.”
These fashion-forward riffs on blue-collar uniforms will appeal to girls who’ve been rocking Carhartt jackets lately. At the very least, the spacious pockets will give us reason to forgo a purse. We’ll be ready to drop everything and run when the zombie apocalypse (or the next Polar Vortex) strikes.
Hyundai may be best known as a South Korean car manufacturer, but it also dabbles in fashion through a division called Handsome. During the Paris collections, Handsome jumped into the City of Light’s shopping scene by opening a Marais outpost of Tom Greyhound, its multibrand concept store. (Check out the Seoul outpost here.)
Tom Greyhound. The name sounds like a cartoon character, and the store’s not-so-vaguely Batman-esque design reinforces that impression. One spin through the racks, however, and everything snaps into focus. A savvy mix of emerging and international talent—including Rag & Bone, Peter Pilotto, 3.1 Phillip Lim, J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane, Thakoon, Opening Ceremony, and A.F. Vandevorst, among others—comes arranged by theme, not by brand, and the cozy, loft-style layout is sure to please men and women trying to track down labels that, until now, have been hard to find in Paris.
Tom Greyhound is located at 19 Rue de Saintonge, Paris, 75003.
Rag & Bone is growing fond of the silver screen. Last season, the brand’s David Neville and Marcus Wainwright tapped emerging stars Léa Seydoux and Michael Pitt to feature in their gritty Glen Luchford-lensed campaign. For Spring ’14, they’ve followed up with Emile Hirsch (of Lone Survivor) and Stacy Martin, who got her big break in Lars von Trier’s controversial 2013 flick, Nymphomaniac. “We like the fact that Stacy’s still a little anonymous, which makes things less predictable,” Neville told Style.com. ” She’s definitely on the rise and we’re excited to see her career unfold. She also happens to look really cool in Rag & Bone,” he added. Two of the black-and-white ads, which, once again shot by Luchford, are set in downtown L.A., debut exclusively here, as does Rag & Bone’s moody womenswear film. In this role, however, Martin gets to keep her clothes on.
Since they were first implemented in 2011, Rag & Bone/JEANS’ guerilla DIY campaigns—in which models photograph themselves while wearing the brand’s smart urban duds—have featured everyone from Miranda Kerr and Lily Aldridge to Candice Swanepoel and Carolyn Murphy. This season, designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have embraced fashion’s renewed obsession with nineties supers, tapping Erin O’Connor and Kirsty Hume as their Fall ’13 faces. The ads rolled out today, and it seems Hume went above and beyond, sending Rag & Bone not only some personal snaps, but a DIY video that she shot with a little help from her friends. Lensed in Topanga Canyon, California, the sun-drenched short debuts here, exclusively on Style.com.