NEW YORK (AP) - There were no bells and whistles on the Rag & Bone runway at New York Fashion Week, and that's how the label's co-founders Marcus Wainwright and David Neville intended it.

NEW YORK (AP) There were no bells and whistles on the Rag & Bone runway at New York Fashion Week, and that's how the label's co-founders Marcus Wainwright and David Neville intended it.

It was a risk to go with the more minimalist maybe 1990s-esque aesthetic, Wainwright said in an interview Friday just before the models stepped on to the runway, but a risk work taking. "I think we want to see something quite new for us, actually, quite a big departure from last season. We felt like we needed to change it up and do something cleaner and really fresh, and I hope you will see that."

It was quite a crowd that saw the show, which has become a must-have ticket during the seasonal previews here, drawing a full house to a now-defunct part of Manhattan's main Post Office.

"David and Marcus are dear friends of mine and, like anything as a performer, I appreciate when someone puts together a show and puts their work out there," said actress Lake Bell from her front row seat.

Even though the styles were a departure from the British tailoring that the label has emphasized over the years, there were the hallmarks of the Rag & Bone hipster in the collection, including the long, lean shape, and lots of layers they were just lighter this time.

There also were the looks that hit on the trends emerging for next season: delicate dresses the best one, the finale, was a whisper-like slip with layers of pink, peach and white; belly-baring cropped tops; and the unlikely synergy between oversized menswear-inspired styles, such as carpenter pants and blazers, and the most ladylike lingerie. Wainwright and Neville even made a convincing case for coveralls paired with a bra top.

They played with metallics, and featured a palette of white, peach, sand and aqua, which, used for a polo dress, was an unexpected dose of country-club cool. Of course, there was black, the favorite.

"You know, I think every season the aim is to try and push forward the idea of what the Rag & Bone is and what she could be," said Wainwright. "And, you know sometimes you got to take a bit of a risk and push ... a little further than you may feel comfortable with. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not."

No worries, designers.