Resort 2013 Review: Rag & Bone Womenswear Collection
One of the most well-regarded American fashion houses, Rag & Bone, presented their brand’s Resort 2013 womenswear collection in New York City.
The highly-anticipate and well-received 18-piece collection was presented to the industry during this past Fashion Week. Rag & Bone is known for its high-quality clothing, phenomenal denim products, and for their remarkable ability to “produce a majority of their garments in U.S. factories that still sew clothes the same way they did 50 years ago” (fact obtain via R&B online outlet source).
The Resort 2013 collection has been termed: practical, wearable and adaptable, because of its incredible ready-to-wear clothing. Many runway shows are trending this same esthetic, of taking a more realistic approach to clothing displayed during various Fashion Weeks, as opposed to opulent shows seen on past catwalks. Co-Designer Marcus Wainwright stated, “these clothes have nothing to do with ‘resort,” when referencing the fact that the company decided to present more cold-weather, appropriate attire, while other designers are showing summer cocktail dresses and such clothes for the Resort season.
Fabrics such as wool tweed, leather patched apparel, and black shearling made up the womenswear looks. These fabrics were used for the wardrobe, which specifically included: motorcycle jackets, chunky cable-knit sweater, straight-leg trousers, tailored suits, and printed sheaths. Colors observed throughout the Resort-wear: navy, gold, and metallic. Floral prints also were a statement in this presentation; and moreover this floral pattern trend has been observed in many of the other womenswear Resort 2013 collections being showcased in the major Fashion Capitals. The highlighted accessory was the new Rag & Bone bag. In conclusion, the collection undeniably illustrated a “cool girl” vibe.