Bartenders serving ice-cold Peroni, a live DJ set by Thom Yorke, and the biggest fleet of street style paparazzo seen yet this fashion week: the Rag & Bone show generated some serious heat (or maybe that was the lack of air conditioning in the venue?), and that was before the first look even came out the gate.
Excitement aside, there is something about a Rag & Bone show that always feels intrinsically New York, despite designers Marcus Wainwright's and David Neville's deep British roots. That spirit was in full effect for Spring 2013, with a hodgepodge of influences — off-road racing, motocross, prep, sport, and military — expertly layered in the very embodiment of downtown cool.
Silhouettes were ample: moto jackets came oversized, miniskirts flared, vests boxy. And while there was nary a print to be found, fabrics were textural in the form of striped seersucker, crackled leather, and crocheted lace — the latter of which peeked out from beneath several hems.