Spring 2013 London Fashion Week: Rag & Bone

– By Teresa Greenfeld –

Showing in both New York and London for Spring 2013, Rag & Bone is like the over-achivier in school that blows the grading curve for the rest.  In a departure from their more traditional show in New York, they not only gave Londoners their first UK store, but also what was part-show, part-presentation, part-special effects installation.  As models made their way down the runway in groups, they turned away from the audience, and faced five large screens containing cameras, on which their image appeared in an almost mirror-like effect.  Upon turning away to exit, the back of each look appeared on the screens, resulting in an all-angle view of the collection.

Models face their own reflection at Rag & Bone‘s Spring 2013 special-effects dazzler in London.

Designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright showed the effortless clean lines and urban utiliarian-chic that has made Rag & Bone an international favorite, while lace detailing and flirty hemlines gave a fresh and softer feel for spring. A black and khaki printed full mini-skirt, paired with a textured khaki blouse and trench with leather sleeves , a sheer white skirt with exaggerated pockets that had opaque, pointed flaps, and black or white lace that peeked out from under leather or lightly quilted skirts and shorts, proved that when it comes to mixing textures, Neville and Wainwright are it.  Lace also made other appearances, like in a bright green, oversized biker jacket.
The Verdict:  a laid-back, enviously layered and confident collection for Spring 2013.
Photos courtesy of Style.com and Zimbo

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