Rag & Bone sources much of its fabric from Japan. In fact, the first fabric purchased for the collection was Japanese denim, which Marcus Wainwright brought back for pre-fall in a boyish/mommish workwear style with grommet detailing at the waist. “Next year is our 15th anniversary,” said Wainwright during a preview of the collection. “We’re feeling nostalgic.”
Indigos, patchwork denim, workwear, wrap kimono dresses, a quilted indigo jacket, blown-out black-and-white gingham board shorts and a cold shoulder top all traced back to Japan — Wainwright described the mood as “a twisted Japanese view of America.” The collection’s main print was a postcard-inspired palm tree and beach scene taken from old Ocean Pacific gear. The overall attitude was easygoing, cool clothes for warm weather. “We’re ignoring the name of the season,” said Wainwright. “It’s ridiculous. This ships when it’s 95 degrees and everyone’s at the beach.” There were no swimsuits but Wainwright hammered the point home with the palm tree motifs and look book images with a beach backdrop.