Rag & Bone RTW Spring 2009
RAG & BONE presented collection for Spring-Summer 2009 at New York Fashion Week 2008 on September 5. Rag & Bone’s epicene sexiness does the brand a mainstay from season to season. The Rag & Bone Spring 2009 collection is based on youths in the late 1960s and ’70s who were trying to carve an originality for themselves, but make no mistake: Designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville had a very sharp vision when they sent their looks down the catwalk.
There also were harder-edged fashion styles with very skinny-leg pants — those were for men and women — covered in unprotected zippers and worn with cufflink belts. Marcus Wainwright and David Neville played with proportion.
Skinny pants and liquid leggings presented with oversized dresses and shirts, classic cropped jackets, tanks, and perfectly cut boyfriend blazers continue to play an integral role in the collection. Black and white with fresh strawberry popping is on the color front.
There were white cotton pique blazer and a black stretch one-shoulder dress, still kept that rebel vibe thanks to their shrunken silhouettes. A sheath dress combined with black leather and an English teahouse floral print looks great on swelte women.
As they explained in their notes to a crowd that included A-lister actress Charlize Theron, the designers were specifically focused on the working class of that time. People who were trying to break away from the class system and be like no one else before them.
- liquid leggings
- 1960s summer fashions