Rag & Bone Fall 2011 Review

Rag & Bone Fall 2011 RTW

Photos: Imaxtree

Looks from the Rag & Bone Fall 2011 collection.

SHOW: Rag & Bone (See the full runway collection)

THEME: The show notes say it best: “Sami, Inuit Eskimo, Siberian, and Native American clothing in the Arctic Circle, combined with technical 1970s-inspired skiwear”

ACCESSORIES: Gold chains, thigh highs, chunky heels

HAIR: Guido Palau

MAKEUP: Gucci Westman Neville

FRONT ROW: Alexa Chung, Julia Frakes, Erin Wasson, Jessica Stam, Lynn Yaeger


Fans of Rag & Bone know what to expect from the handsome duo behind the label: awesome separates made to give an air of “can’t touch this cool girl” with a decent leveling of prep-school chic. So the general feel of Marcus Wainwright and David Neville’s Fall 2011 effort came as no surprise.

Models strutted in looks that conjured up everything from high school football jackets to English hunting wear to Nordic ski getups. And though the lineup opened with several ensembles in shades of cream and gray, the neutral tone gave way to royal blue and rust-orange outfits that made you think of an off-duty majorette.

Standout details included thigh-high boots; asymmetrical hemlines; colorblocking; layering to accentuate the lines of the pieces; engulfing knit and shearling-lined hoods; and skirts that were half pleated, half not. And of course, tweed had its usual supporting role, as in Rag & Bone collections of the past.

Though the show notes clearly named the wares of cold-weather habitats as inspiration, it’s safe to say Wainwright and Neville just can’t let go of that prep-school style they know and love (and design) so well: The end of the show was marked by the blaring of Bob Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”