Rag & Bone Fall 2014–Continuing its tradition of urban girl apparel, the fall-winter 2014 show from Rag & Bone introduced some kitschy elements to the new season with a brief nod to the 1950s and 80s. Models hit the runway in plaid coats, bowling shirts (sometimes elongated as dresses) and suede separates. The retro influence can also be seen in embroidered pieces featuring the models’ names such as Joan Smalls and Georgia May Jagger. Bold graphic prints and patterns as well as cocoon shaped outerwear add a contemporary twist to the dark ensembles.
Rag & Bone Goes Downtown–The spring-summer 2014 campaign from Rag & Bone enlists actors Stacy Martin and Emile Hirsch for its new advertisements photographed by Glen Luchford. “We cast Stacy and Emile as we view them as interesting characters. Both are fearless when it comes to their craft which we find cool,” says David Neville of Rag & Bone. The black and white images were captured on location in downtown Los Angeles.
Rag & Bone Pre-Fall 2014 – Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville looked back to the 90s for Rag & Bone’s pre-fall 2014 collection. The transitional season takes inspiration from the decade’s British music scene and artist like Nigel Shafran for an outing of sporty chic clothing with athletic details. The boyish separates like sweatshirts, elastic shorts and track jackets are softened by the inclusion of slip dresses and body con dresses made with mesh and lace embellishments. Luxe materials of soft lamb leathers, satin and airy silk bring an elegant touch to a sporty aesthetic.
Julia Gets Candid – German model Julia Stegner is tapped as the latest star of Rag & Bone’s D.I.Y. Project. The campaign’s premise features the industry’s leading faces in candid images while wearing Rag & Bone’s jean line. Past participants include Miranda Kerr, Karolina Kurkova and Carolyn Murphy. Julia’s images were taken on location in Costa Rica. “It is such a magical, inspiring place,” she says. “We went surfing every day, watched the monkeys in our garden, cooked and ate a lot of delicious food. I can’t wait to go back.”
Emily Does it Herself – Emily Ratajkowski, who is most well-known for her appearance in this summer’s hit video “Blurred Lines”, participates in Rag & Bone’s latest DIY Project. You know the drill already–models snap candid photos of themselves wearing the brand’s stylish denim pieces. “It’s an exciting and crazy transition time and I wanted to capture that by shooting basically in my empty apartment and around the city – it’s a fresh start,” Emily, who will appear in an upcoming film role starring alongside Ben Affleck, says about the shots. You can see more images from the shoot on Rag & Bone.
Rag & Bone Spring – For its spring 2014 collection, Rag & Bone referenced the nineties with an outing of minimalism with sportswear touches. Designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright traded in last season’s military and utilitarian aspects for crop tops, pleated skirts and knit sweaters of the preppy, tennis variety. The Rag & Bone woman’s wardrobe features a color palette of black and white injected with pastel hues ranging from rich turquoise to deep mauve and bright pink for spring.
Kirsty & Erin – Rag & Bone’s D.I.Y. Project is back once again this time with two icons of the 90s, Kirsty Hume and Erin O’Connor. As with all of the brand’s D.I.Y. campaigns, the girls take their own photographs which are raw and unretouched. “What is so cool about Erin and Kirsty is that they were both branded supermodels relatively early on in their careers but remained totally unaffected. They also really own their unique beauty,” adds Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright. Erin was captured in London while Kirsty was shot in sunny Topanga Canyon, California. More images from the campaign can be seen on Rag-Bone.com.
Hunter rag & bone in Tall Burgundy
Rag & Bone Boots Collab – With the autumn season just around the corner, Rag & Bone has teamed up with British boots maker Hunter for a new line of Wellington boots. “Hunter may be a quintessential British brand but we also always see so many women on the streets of Manhattan wearing their boots. Not only is this testament to the brand’s global appeal, it resonated with us as we are British guys living in New York,” says David Neville, Co-Managing Partner of Rag & Bone.
The boots come in five different color combinations and start at $265 for the short styles and go up to $295 for the tall. Pre-orders for the shoes are now available on Rag-Bone.com.
City Girl – Rag & Bone taps French actress Léa Seydoux for its fall-winter 2013 campaign, shot by Glen Luchford. The Palme d’Or-winner who has appeared in fashion magazines such as the French version of Glamour and Elle, poses in the city of New York in a series of black and white snaps. Seydoux kept it candid for the shoot explains the brand’s managing director Marcus Wainwright, “Glen achieved exactly what we were after – perfectly caught real moments without lighting or props. Even more exciting was shooting on film and developing in the darkroom.”
Model Candids – Rag & Bone once again taps two leading models for its D.I.Y. Project and campaign starring Jessica Hart and Anais Mali. Past models featured in the project include Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel and Karolina Kurkova. Wearing looks from the label’s jeans range, Aussie stunner Jessica shot her images in Los Angeles while the French-born Anais photographed hers in St. Barths and Miami.