Rag + Bone: New York Fashion Week Spring 2010
I have a love affair with Rag + Bone. They are just casual enough, but also chic enough for work, or play. They are wildly out of my price range. And still, I adore them. Their line for Fall 2009 literally blew my socks off, and had me falling in love with finely tailored women’s suits more and more as each model stomped down the runway. Since then, the brand has taken off, with a Soho retail store opening in the near future. The designer duo, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, have been hard at work to produce the Spring 2010 line. Wainwright has stated that this season was inspired by, “English military school heritage mixed with a utilitarian, made-in-America ethos”. When I first read his interview I couldn’t contain my excitement for their most recent line, but unfortunately, I was a little disappointed. They certainly went for the military style, piling on olive green coats with brass buttons and exterior pockets, but where I really kind of drew the line was at the slouch on top, skinny on bottom heather gray sweatpants that several models were wearing. On the other hand, there were a few gorgeous blazers, some great slouchy trousers for women and a couple cute onesies (who knew that trend would last?!), but on the whole, the show was a mixed bag for me. To be clear, it’s not that I didn’t like it, its just that I was so enthralled with last season’s line that this one just seemed so-so.