Looks from the Rag & Bone show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 7.
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When we think Rag & Bone, we think layers. Like, layers upon layers upon layers. Basically, the design duo behind the NYC-based label, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville, are the masters of piling it on. If you remember last season's collection, they painstakingly put together one visually stunning mixed pattern ensemble after another, but for spring 2013, they decided to go for a much simpler, sleeker and stripped-down look. Their athleticwear-inspired shift dresses, slouchy miniskirts, and bomber jackets all have a hint of sportiness to them—whether it's the addition of an unexpected cargo pocket here or the use of jersey mesh fabric on a sculpted dress there. Even the slicked-back hair suggests the life of an active girl-on-the-go. Although the exterior emits a strong and powerful look, the black lace trim peeking out beneath a set of sculpted leather shorts or a barely-buttoned up blouse add a soft, feminine feel to the overall edginess of the ensemble.
Rag & Bone usually KILLS IT in the pattern department, but we have to give it up for their ability to colorblock ensembles in the most creative of ways. We love how they started off with a monochrome. neutral piece (like a crisp white shirtdress) and paired it with shoes of the exact same color. Then, they threw on a neon green, crackled leather motorcycle jacket for a super fresh, springy and totally badass look. We can't get enough of their bold and punchy solid-colored outwear, which means we absolutely NEED a statement coat in our spring wardrobe, but what do you think? Do you like Rag & Bone'a simple yet effective approach to spring fashion? Tell us in the comments below!