Whether it is about a fall or pre-fall collection, Marcus Wainwright’s Rag & Bone line-ups will always focus on delivering the right clothes at the right time, with this specific Rag & Bone pre-fall 2017 collection being no exception.
About to celebrate Rag & Bone’s 15th anniversary, Marcus Wainwright let his latest pre-fall 2017 collection speak from its heart and to its customers, emphasizing both the label’s notorious aesthetics, and its utilitarian views about fashion.
“Next year is our 15th anniversary. We’re feeling nostalgic,” explained Wainwright during a preview of the collection, where he also explained why he had used certain types of fabrics for his Rag & Bones pre-fall collection. “We’re ignoring the name of the season,” he stated. “It’s ridiculous. This ships when it’s 95 degrees and everyone’s at the beach.”
And what we are about to get next summer is, needless to say, a 16-piece pre-fall 2017 collection that not only is lightweight enough to make us eager to try its pieces while shopping in the sunny streets of our cities, but also features garments that are warmer enough to get us ready for the slightly chillier transitional season.
As for the nostalgia Wainwright turned to while designing the collection, for the Rag & Bone pre-fall 2017 line-up, he not only focused on the label’s casual-chic signature figures, but also on the very first fabrics the label utilized to pack its debut collection with almost 15 years ago, which came from Japan.
As a result, this line could be described as a kawaii, “twisted Japanese view of America,” with proposals that are so harmoniously refined they almost look like pictures from a postcard. Actually, this might also be due to the fact that designer Marcus Wainwright decided to present the collection’s lookbook in the form of postcards, with the proposals being surrounded by scenes from the Pacific Ocean.
Each scene inevitably enhances the garments clean lines and easygoing silhouettes, among which the cozier, street wear-inspired ones surely stand out from the crowd. For the Rag & Bone pre-fall 2017 collection, Wainwright was all about robe sweatshirts, checkered chemisiers, sharp-cut skirts with lateral slits and, of course, billowy pants as well, which alternate both the skirts and the short shorts.
The color palette is “pacific”, too, with welcoming light blues and conceptual blacks dominating the scene. A bomber jacket in pastel orange interrupts the line with its magnetic touch, yet always staying true to the collection’s easygoing and casual-chic heart.
With a line of fragrances just being launched, and the fall/winter 2017-18 runway show getting closer, we cannot wait to see what is coming next for Rag & Bone’s 15th anniversary!
Photos courtesy of Vogue