Cosby, Coogi and Fonzie: Rag & Bone

Rag & Bone - Runway RTW - Fall 2014 - New York Fashion Week
Friday

5:15pm
Rag & Bone always begins it’s show with a pre-show treat. For instance, last year it was truffled soft pretzels. This time the venue is filled with the unmistakable smell of fried dough. Guests are inhaling powdered doughnuts, comfort food on a freezing day. So much for all of those New Year’s health kicks, eh? As I make my way to my seat, I notice a small throng of photographers snapping a cluster of people front row. I assume they must be celebrities. But as I get closer, I see that it’s Bryanboy, Susie Bubble, The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine and The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni. So, are bloggers this season’s celebrities? With the exception of a Swizz Beatz and Karolina Kurkova sighting, today’s FROWs are looking light on people who are famous outside of the world of fashion.

5:30pm
I’m really curious to know what cultural references creative directors Marcus Wainwright and David Neville had tacked on their mood board for this collection. The names embroidered on the back of Joan Smalls and Georgia May Jagger’s bowling jackets are pure Fifties, Happy Days kitsch. Meanwhile, the knits look very Cosby sweaterish, with a little Nineties, Biggie Smalls, ‘Coogi sweater now’ mixed in. And yet, the collection doesn’t feel retro. Instead, it looks like a natural extension of the cool, urban uniform they’ve already established in past seasons with a range of tailoring in paint splattered graphics, slouchy silk dresses and shaggy, textured outerwear in plaids and checks. All the layering, wool and shearling is so polar vortex appropriate. These are exactly the kinds of things a girl would want to wear right now. But I can’t say the same for the footwear, which looks too try-hard and distracts from the ease of the clothes. Slouchy, drawstring knee-high leather boots really?

The scene
A sea of black and gray, made up of It bloggers galore (Leandra Medine, The Blonde Salad’s Chiara Ferragni, Hanneli Mustaparta, etc.), power editors from both sides of the Atlantic (Anna Wintour, Jefferson Hack) and fashion insider-approved models and socials (Liberty Ross, Karolina Kurkova, Annabelle Dexter-Jones and more)

The playlist
Dancehall ruled the pre-show playlist, but the show itself was all high-energy instrumentals

The dominant trends
Shaggy textured outerwear, loose grunge-inspired layering

What this will mean for your wardrobe in six months
If Rag & Bone has anything to do with it, you’ll want your coats and jackets nubby and your knitwear warm and cosy



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Brooklyn man charged in roommate's stabbing death

A Brooklyn man accused of violently stabbing his roommate to death on Monday is in police custody and faces murder charges.

International

Dinosaurs could have survived asteroid strike

It turns out there is a good and a bad time for the planet to be hit by a meteor, and dinosaurs were just unlucky.…

National

OkCupid admits to Facebook-style experimenting on customers

By Sarah McBrideSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - OkCupid, a top U.S. matchmaking website, intentionally mismatched users to test its technology, the IAC/InterActive Corp service said on…

Local

MTA fares still increasing 4 percent in newly…

The agency said the 4 percent increases, previously announced in December, will remain steady even as the MTA deals with increasing labor costs.

Movies

Interview: Brendan Gleeson on the way 'Calvary' depicts…

Brendan Gleeson talks about how his new film "Calvary" began over drinks and how his character here is the opposite of the lead in "The Guard."

Movies

'Get on Up' producer Mick Jagger on the…

Mick Jagger, a producer on the James Brown biopic "Get on Up," talks about the time had to tell the singer some bad news and his favorite JB record.

Television

'Glee' star Lea Michele to appear on 'Sons…

"Glee" star Lea Michele has been confirmed as a guest star in the final season of "Sons of Anarchy."

Television

TV watch list, Monday, July 28: 'The Bachelorette'…

See Andi Dorfman make her big choice on tonight's 'Bachelorette' finale.

MLB

Angelo Cataldi: Ryan Howard deserves better from Phillies

Just last week, Ryan Howard endured the embarrassment of a benching that was inevitable, and yet still shocking.

NFL

Larry Donnell has inside track in Giants tight…

Little-known Larry Donnell of Grambling State currently has the inside track, as the second-year player has received the bulk of the first-team reps.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

Travel

Glasgow: Hey, hey, the gangs aren't here

This European city has done a good job getting rid of its more violent residents and revitalizing with artists.

Education

Babson College tops list of best colleges for…

Money magazine has just released its inaugural list of "The Best Colleges for Your Money" -- and the answers have surprised many. Babson College, which…

Education

NYC teens learn how to develop apps during…

Through a program sponsored by CampInteractive, the high schoolers designed their own community-focused apps.

Tech

The Ministry of Silly Walks app is both…

Monty Python have dug into their back catalogue for cash-ins once more, but with the Ministry of Silly Walks app, they've made something that's fun too.