rag & bone pre-fall 2011
(images via style)
rag & bone certainly want all of us to know they have street cred for the pre-fall 2011 season, what with their choice to pose model hanne gaby odiele in front of a wrinkled eggshell curtain positioned in front of what looks to be a rusty gate and a backstock of lawn fertilizing supplies. yannow, they can’t be bothered to get a real set & all that.
the trying-too-hard moments (they also came in the form of those unlaced thrift store-y boots and the strategically-placed chunk of manic panic in her hair changing colour at every shot) aside, this was, indeed, an appealing collection of basics for the weekend festival/art fair/museum-going cool girl. “clothes for a downtown girl, for real girls,” is how designers david neville & marcus wainwright chose to describe the show.
they also noted that, despite the name of the season (which should be changing soon, as it describes nothing and most tend to hate it), the clothes arrive in stores come may & june; however much others tend to indulge in furs, wools, and other full-on wintery garb, they’re going to think of the real woman shopping, and what she’d be likely to buy during those months. (actually, usually what most seem to be doing at that time of year is celebrating a newfound warmth in the weather rather than musing over what she’ll need for the next ski season.)
there wasn’t anything here totally shattering & rebuilding the fashion worlds as we know them; instead only pretty, quirky pieces that girls (appreciating vintage hats, men’s bags, clove cigarettes, independent bookstores, and wine bars) the world over will rave for. and it seems that less fussy, self-concious clothes are still going to be passe for a little while, so that’s worth some happiness, too, no?