With Fall officially being just three weeks away, I’ve already been mentally taking note on what my seasonal fashion needs may be. Inevitably, the season for jackets, coats and boots will be here before we all know it. And this time of the year, I begin to wrap my head around the season’s upcoming looks and trends.
As I was skimming through style.com earlier this evening, I came upon this video of fashion line, rag & bone. It takes a “behind the scenes” view of the fashion line’s Fall 2014 collection for women. Watching it was kind of exciting as it got me thinking about all of the creative and technical work that goes into putting a collection together, and then presenting a 10-minute show to unveil the work to the world. Like many industries, the fashion world is one of collaboration and co-existence of many things: varied aesthetics, diverse ideas, as well as creative differences. These things, and more, converge to propel many years of hard work into what will essentially be a “coming-out party” of what will be stocking-up in peoples’ closets around the globe.
In fact, in just a matter of days, New York will kick-off their Spring-Summer 2015 Fashion Week. And like clockwork, London, Milan, and a litany of global cities will all host their piece of the fashion world’s major reveal for what’s to come. In the U.S., legendary fashion houses like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein will take to the runways with a growing list of some of the industry’s heavy hitters (Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, and Betsy Johnson) and what I consider to be the “new guard” in fashion (like Monique Lhuillier, Rebecca Minkoff, and Todd Snyder). And once the lights on the runways go dim, the buzz for the Fall-Winter 2015 lines will be upon us before most of the northern hemisphere barely thaws out from Winter. So Summer fashion will ween itself away, but only after what’s hot for next Summer is revealed.
rag & bone is an American fashion label, and one of my current favorites. It was founded in 2002 by Marcus Wainright and Nathan Bogle (Bogle eventually left the company, and was replaced by David Neville), and launched a line for men two years later. A women’s line was eventually launched as well. The brand is known for their chic “downtown New York aesthetic,” and has attracted the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Miranda Kerr and Poppy Delevingne.