Rag & Bone Fall 2014 Collection

Posted on February 09, 2014

Chic and warm. Those were the two words buzzing around our heads after this show. Chic, because Rag & Bone has a somewhat breezy, street-level style that’s always been appealing; warm, because it’s refreshing to see a fall collection that actually looks like the clothes a lot of people wear in the fall and winter. Whether it was thick sweaters over sleek high-waisted pants or slouchy boots paired with thermal leggings and wool skirts, the collection offered one real-world look after another, each one managing the trick of also looking fashion mag-ready. On the whole question of “Be Me or Do Me?”  – and isn’t that a question we should all be posing to the world every day? – this is one “Be me” after another.




[Photo Credit: IMAXtree]

    • LilyVanessi

      Old Navy chic.

    • http://joyouslifesf.wordpress.com Kiltdntiltd

      There are some great shapes here. Nothing groundbreaking, but overall a great set of looks. And much could be translated to a wide size range.

    • YoungSally

      I know I can probably get the same thing at Woolrich or Bean, but I do like the black/white windowpane check pullover.

    • http://smalldog.wordpress.com/ Cadence Woodland

      Love the Kathatrine Hepburn faces. Must learn how to fake like I have cheekbones…

    • Victor Beiramar Diniz

      some cray-cray crotches throughout, no?

      • ballerinawithagun

        That was the only thing that I could see, horribly cut crotches. Michael Kors would have been screaming!

    • BobStPaul

      Not impressed.

    • Pennymac

      These are really wearable looks, (minus the crazy crotches), but I find myself mostly fascinated by the footwear. Are those Rag and Bone as well?

      • MilaXX

        Yep, I like the footwear the most. The clothing is just okay.

      • Blair Sylvester

        Rag & Bone has shoes (I think their women’s booties are one of their most popular items ) so they most likely are

    • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

      Coogi jumpers and desirable boots. I particularly love the charcoal kneelength laceup ones.

      • Gatto Nero

        I have my eye on those, too!
        Like the tall slouchy ones as well. And the tailored coat (a la Celine).

        • http://foodycat.blogspot.co.uk/ foodycatAlicia

          My problem with the slouchy ones is that once they got on my chubby calves they would no longer look slouchy.

          • formerlyAnon

            muscular, not chubby

            I have it on good authority (from a fitness professional who does not sugar coat) that if I got down to 12% bodyfat (which, of course, is never happening) my calves would still be disproportionate. I grant you rights in that diagnosis, sight unseen.

    • deelup

      Not in love with the Cosby sweater pieces, or the Jackson Pollock motif. Otherwise all of this looks so easy to wear, and I like that.

    • paintedfish

      lovelovelove. although the lace up fly makes the crotch look insane!

    • Toby Wollin

      Warm, chic, sporty, and..oh, did I already say, warm? very wearable, even for the ‘my office doesn’t dress up’ sort of workplace.

    • Anna

      Be me and be warm! Longing for the chunky sweater in the first photo and all the buffalo plaid.

      • SouthernGirlRena

        I really liked that one too. I liked all the chunky sweaters,even though they would make me look like I’m shaped like a polar bear. Really love the gray and black coat shown with the red boots.

        • Anna

          Oh totally, the chunky sweaters are not for people who eat solid foods. I love that look too!

    • muzan-e

      All the credit in the world for those boots. Huge-mouthed, chunky boots seem to be a thing on the runway this season (seriously, every second designer seems to have at least a few girls stomping those), and the vast majority of them have been cheap-looking yawns without much character at all. And did I mention cheap?

      I wouldn’t wear half of what he’s teamed to those skirts. But all the praise in the world for picking some really interesting looks.

    • quiltrx

      I like a lot of the footwear, especially the tie-up boots worn with the splattered pants. Coats and jackets are really nice, too.

    • Aidan B

      I’m a little underwhelmed. Most pieces are shapeless or oddly shaped. The shoes are better overall.

    • lamamu

      What a FUN collection. I could stand to dress like this for an entire fall of my life.

    • sleepycat

      Cosby sweaters.

      • Aurumgirl

        Actually, something about that cropped zip up black, white and grey sweater is making me think of Starsky and Hutch.

    • SierraDelta

      Preposterous foot coverings.

      • demidaemon

        I’m with you, which seems to be going against the grain today.

    • allcapsERINN

      I like the coats. Not feeling the rest.

    • demidaemon

      Skirts with long johns. That’s….new, to say the least. The shoes all look like they are going to fly off and knock someone out in the audience. Also, they are all quite ugly.

      • http://howtofaint.tumblr.com/ How to Faint

        I remember long johns worn under skirts or shorts being a thing back in the nineties. For those days when the torn tights just felt too dressy, I suppose.

        • demidaemon

          Yeah, not sure I want that to come back. I sure as hell don’t remember it, which immediately qualifies it as a bad thing.

      • formerlyAnon

        The kind of girls who can wear *anything* look good in the skirts w/ long johns look, I think. And the rangier, taller, of the athletic types.

    • LaSylphide

      Sweaters are nice; otherwise, nothing special.

    • BuffaloBarbara

      Looks cozy. Are we all going to be turning our old high school pom-poms into purses and skirts this year, though? Because I don’t actually have any old high school pom-poms.

    • marlie

      Overall, this collection doesn’t really do it for me, although there are a couple of coats and jackets that I like. But I do appreciate that these are mostly fall/winter pieces, AND that there’s the appropriate corresponding styling.

    • http://armchairauthor.wordpress.com/ LesYeuxHiboux

      Ah, the “stuff I found in my garage” collection. Oil-splattered dropcloths! Animal-blanket outerwear! Galoshes galore!

    • Danielle

      Rag is right.

    • formerlyAnon

      Nice. Mix of stuff I want badly and stuff I wouldn’t wear on a bet, even if I had the muscles I have now with the body fat I had in 1978.

      Like the shape of those slouchy boots.

    • Random Compliments

      While I want everything in my closet now, I don’t COVET anything. Meaning that I wouldn’t pay crazy prices for any of it. So as a wearable, sellable collection, hell yes. But it’s missing some fantasy, I think.

    • Debbie Barsotti

      I see a lot of polter-wang, as the fug girls would say.