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Rag & Bone Showcase Functional His-n-Hers Chic

Lauren David Peden
February 03rd, 2006 @ 5:38 PM - New York

Rag & Bone designers Nathan Bogle, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville had told FWD to expect their Fall 2006 collection to continue on in the “contemporary yet classic" style for which their sportswear had become known, fused this season with materials and textures aimed at keeping New York City dwellers warm and chic, without any added bulk.

What the British-born trio sent down the runway today at The New Space in Chelsea more than lived up to that promise (or is it premise?): Lots of trim wool reefer coats and slim-but-forgiving suits in shades of slate and charcoal pour homme, and equally stylish, slightly A-lined peacoats and button-up-the-back pencil skirts (in black, lilac, chocolate and charcoal) paired with sweet puff- sleeved blouses with pin tucked bodices pour femme.

Standouts included a black cashmere cotton utility shirt and black wool trousers for the guys, which offered a soft-but-masculine take on the standard men’s 9-to-5 uniform, and a brown washed leather bomber jacket, worn by the very handsome Ian, which had a perfectly worn-in feel that made it look like an old favorite from the get-go. Equally successful was a woman’s black waxed cotton bomber jacket (just the thing for chilly fall days), a very pretty dove gray angora peacoat with a subtle swing shape, a nicely textured white double breasted A-line coat that would go a long way toward banishing the winter blahs, and a black charmeuse blouse and super skinny black jeans that put a welcome - and wonderfully sophisticated - new spin on the tired old “fancy top and jeans” evening look that’s so popular right now.

Indeed, in signature Rag & Bone fashion, there was plenty of very fitted denim, including some contrast-piped women’s jeans for which the term “skinny” would be a gross understatement, as these were cut more more like leggings than pants.

They may not be good for anyone with body image issues, but Rag & Bone do cut a lean, mean sexy pair of jeans - and provide a range of well-cut, nicely proportioned tops, jackets, skirts and suits to go with them.

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