Rag & Bone had to find some way to lure the fashion set out to St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn for their Spring/Summer 2016 presentation. So last night, guests were offered sliders, popcorn, French fries and Mast Brother’s chocolate to placate their appetite until the presentation began. Throughout the show they were also serenaded by a custom soundtrack created by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, and a 12-piece live choral accompaniment from the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. And people just can’t stop talking about it.
Burgers and live music aside, the show was an immediate success due to the brand’s relaxed take on street style trends and citywear. Every model came out in flats or sneakers, in relaxed pieces that were similar to last season’s tomboy looks. Wardrobe staples were reworked into more stylish options and everyday pieces were given bright pops of color or texture to set them apart from the rest. In addition to black and white, citron green and deep orange were popular on the catwalk.
Everything had an athletic vibe from the tennis shoes to the oversized nylon anoraks. The collection was filled with literal takes on sportswear with bomber jackets, crop tops and cropped yoga pants. Even pantsuits and dresses were given athletic touches with colored banding, looser cuts, cargo pockets and little accoutrements like zippers and pulls. The entire collection was a ‘90s throwback to the days of athletic fashion and Sporty Spice. And people loved it. Be ready to see the entire collection on street style stars next spring.