Rag & Bone Fall 2013
There's a toughness in Marcus Neville and David Wainwright's Fall 2013 collection for Rag & Bone, and it might come from their abundant use of houndstooth with a little bite. The duo showed the pattern in some bold iterations: monochromatic on sweaters and skirts, or oversize and multicolored on other pieces of knitwear. Of course, the motorcycle chic matelassé pieces (a pair of gray trousers stuck out) helped with that feeling, as did the no-nonsense hair and makeup the models wore. Pops of bright color — an orange lapel here, a royal-blue ribbed collar there — were inspired by the uniforms Pan Am flight attendants wore in the '60s, and by blaze-colored gear ground crews use to stand out on the runway.