About the Collection
For FW 2013, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have reinterpreted timeless pieces to build a collection of innovative, sophisticated staples. "We looked at the powerful portrait photography of August Sander as a starting point and were struck by the contrast between the stark images of sartorial gents and of regular guys in classic workwear. This sparked a desire to reimagine true, iconic menswear pieces that both wore", explains Wainwright. The military theme, a favored undertone in all rag & bone menswear collections, has an aviation-based focus for FW 2013 with the incorporation of bomber and flight jackets while safety orange lends itself as a major accent. For FW 2013, the notion of juxtaposing traditional fabrics with technical treatments is explored. Prince of Wales and window pane checks,
heritage wools, glen plaids and traditional mohair suiting sit amidst modern fabric treatments, witnessed in leather bonded and rubberized knitwear, wax coated canvas and matte finishes on grainy leather. Unexpected combinations dominate, with shearling paired with nylon canvas while meltons with cashmere collars are worn with surplus Japanese cotton drill. The color palette ranges from icy to earthy, encompassing mineral green, metallic gray, teal, olive, dark brown, eggplant and orange. The silhouettes are unanticipated, featuring oversized coats, short bomber jackets and high-waisted tailored cropped pants, the latter echoing a style from the Beatnik era. Wool beanies, the key accessory of the season, round out an ultra-wearable, modern collection.