Rag & Bone tries sexy, feminine for spring

Staff Writer
Columbus Monthly

NEW YORK (AP) — The Rag & Bone girl of spring just rolled out of bed after a long night.

She couldn't find her pants or locate her bra. She misplaced her top so she threw on her boyfriend's vest, found some judo pants and headed out.

"There's quite a lot of skin," acknowledged David Neville, half the brand's design duo with Marcus Wainwright.

"The girls look beautiful. We want everyone to sit there and think they want to be that girl, which I think they may do," he added in a backstage interview.


In a warehouse space at a long-closed post office on Monday night, the two shifted gears a bit from seasons past for this New York Fashion Week. They pared down looks for a sexier feel in customer-friendly colors that included light indigo, creams and white.

And they used a hemp fabric for blazers and long vests, and a sellable creamy, taupe print.

The menswear and workwear influences were apparent, "but at the same time it's all very feminine," Neville said.

One barn coat in natural cotton canvas was worn with shorts. A parka came in the creamy camo print.

Several sleeveless dresses had overly wide armholes that revealed all, as did a few sheer shirts where a lost bra might just come in handy.


AP writer Nicole Evatt contributed to this report.


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