Fall Fashion Preview
Rag & Bone fall collection salutes Cosby and the working-class hipster
NEW YORK — Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville are mixing it up for fall with a lot of different looks for the cool girl who doesn't want to try too hard to look hip. When the collection was shown at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week a few months ago, Georgia May Jagger (Mick and Jerry Hall's gorgeous gap-toothed daughter) strolled down the runway in a cream satin bowling shirt, with her name embroidered on it, and chocolate twill slack, setting the tone for the breezy collection.
Wainwright and Neville teamed with Coogi, the original creator of the Cosby sweater, to update the textured knit in pencil skirts and cropped sweaters.
There aren't a lot of office clothes in this collection that will arrive stores in a few weeks; instead Wainwright and Neville are in a casual, working-class mode, with buffalo check jackets, shearling work vests, paint-splattered skirts and pants, cropped sweaters and ribbed leggings.
The duo even salutes, of all things, '80s-era Bill Cosby, with squiggly-patterned sweaters inspired by those worn by the comedian in The Cosby Show, one of the decade's most popular TV shows. Wainwright and Neville teamed with Coogi, the original creator of the Cosby sweater, to update the textured knit for pencil skirts and cropped sweaters.
But R&B fans looking for something more formal to wear don't have to panic just yet. The duo includes a smattering of boyfriend blazers and jackets that they are known for in the Prince of Wales plaid and pinstripes for the young woman who wants to dress up at little bit more for any occasion.