Of all the over the top runway collections at the New York Fashion Week for Fall 2011 so far, Rag & Bone comes up tops. I have a few Rag & Bone pieces that I purchased at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but they aren’t over the top at all! Rag & Bone makes an impeccably tailored jacket which is why the brand holds my interest. I bet that the pieces in this show are beautifully made.
I don’t quite know how to describe this collection other than that it was exciting and fabulously vibrant to see it come down the runway. The palette started off with cream and taupe, then moved through to brown and tomato red, and finished off with cobalt blue and black. It was a creative hybrid of mod frocks, ski gear, motor cross detailing, Scottish kilts and tartan, boarding school striped blazers and collegiate sweaters. That’s a crazy mixture, which I believe was actually well executed. The pictures speak for themselves.
Remember that these outfits might look unwearable because of the unexpected combinations. Things look blindingly bold and overly mismatched. Once you dissect the outfits and style each item in a less eccentric way, it’s like magic – they suddenly become more wearable.
View the full collection on Style.com.