About the Collection
For FW 2013, rag & bone's Marcus Wainwright and David Neville drew inspiration from aviation to create a covetable collection that elegantly balances refined luxe with urbane functionality. "The starting point for the collection was aviation and its span of uniforms, from vintage military to Pan Am air stewardesses. We explored the theme further with aircraft carriers and other modern military aspects. Luxury fabrics and subtle, intricate detailing play a major role this season. English tailoring fabrics were also a big influence so we have very modern, digitalized interpretations of houndstooth and Prince of Wales,"- Marcus Wainwright. Vintage military flight jackets imbue FW 2013's utilitarian elements such as quilting and shearling lining. Pops of safety orange serve to further reference the aviation theme. Traditional fabrics are revitalized in this highly texturized collection.
Mohair is treated to produce a bouclé effect. Houndstooth and Linton Tweed are rubberized and bonded to reimagine Jackie O-inspired, tailored pieces. A Savile Row jacket, Wainwright was gifted from his father, inspired the menswear suiting element. Classic staples have been reworked, evidenced in a flight jacket constructed in cashmere, while leather, a rag & bone mainstay, is embellished with quilting and offered in a cool mineral green. Statement knitwear is an emphasis for FW 2013, with leather bonded, rubberized yarns, exaggerated sleeves and funnel necks. There is a play on proportions as minimalistic, 60s-inspired lines, manifested in collarless tailoring, wool and crepe back satin sheaths and miniskirts, are expertly contrasted with oversized shapes, inspired by the photography of August Sander. Tuxedo pants, dating from the 1920s, also influence silhouette.