New York Fashion Week: Rag & Bone S/S’14


Starting out simply as a denim and T-shirt line, Rag & Bone has developed into a renowned American fashion label. Their show at New York Fashion Week had the laid-back vibes of their roots, with sleek silhouettes and cool, clean swept styles. The collection gave off an air of sports luxe, with particularly notable tennis influences, such as the racy, deep V neck, knit sweater, and polo shirts paired with pleated skirts.

The 90’s reigned supreme this season for Rag & Bone, with oodles of cropped apron tops, apron jumpsuits and grungy, spaghetti strap slip dresses.  It echoed New York in the 90’s, when grunge hit, and was polished up to create what we now know as minimalism, as well as being reminiscent of the Japanese take on minimalism around in the 90’s. Rigid pleats and softened up elements of military and samurai clothing, like the fold over waistband tapered pants.

Repping a sports luxe, and tomboyish urban aesthetic, the show started off with a sorbet pink and white pleated number, with black spaghetti straps. Accessorised with the shows fundamental cross body bag, and a fabulous pair of crocodile embossed wedge sandals, featuring rope detail. As the show went on we saw plenty of classic English tailoring, with crop tops, slip dresses and polo shirts. All in a monochrome and sorbet palette, with the occasional colour pop of turquoise, the collection admittedly seemed a little samey. Undeniably the collection was breezy, easy and very wearable (for those who have been working on their abs since the last crop top craze), and the iridescent features were a charmingly cool feature, however we were left feeling a little blasé about it all.

Feature: Lucy Dixon