Marcus Wainwright and David Neville have been described as “an English hip, young Ralph Lauren” by no less an authority than Vogue’s Anna Wintour. Their Spring 2010 collection for their label, Rag & Bone, was shown last Friday to an audience full of appreciative fans.
Structured jackets took pride of place in Friday’s show, and they were shown in all lengths and styles, from military influenced to frock coats. The color palette of the collection was decidedly muted, with creams, olives, and chambray-like blues. Other than the jackets, the pieces included a heavy dose of skinny jeans and leggings with the occasional summer-weight long johns and work shirt worn as a (very short) dress. A flesh-toned silk jumpsuit was one of the biggest hits of the show, as was a navy dress topped with a light blue field coat.
The design duo admitted that their own experiences are what inspired the looks in this line. They attended boarding school together in England, and the military leanings there inspired the military look to many of the jackets in the Spring 2010 collection.