What happens when one of the coolest brands around hooks up with stylish celebrities with social consciences? The Rag & Bone holiday gift guide, of course! Stars like Christy Turlington Burns, Eddie Vedder, and Lily Aldridge picked charities close to their hearts, along with selected products they love from Rag & Bone. From now through Dec. 11, Rag & Bone will donate 10 percent of the sales of those specific items to the designated charities. And if that wasn't enough, the brand is also matching the money raised. Do good, gift good: it's our favorite holiday mantra. We've picked a few of our favorites, but to see the full guide, head to rag-bone.com.
Just because we're busy running around the Spring 2014 shows doesn't mean we don't still have Fall on our minds. And if Autumn had drifted from the forefront of our thoughts, Rag & Bone pulled us right back in with a stunning black and white homage to New York starring Léa Seydoux. Glen Luchford placed the actress on the gritty metropolis sidewalk among unsuspecting city dwellers, had her brave a passing rain shower, and go below the crowds to the 47th street subway — all in the coolest of menswear-inspired designs. Come along for the scenic tribute to New York.
For the latest installments in its DIY Project, Rag & Bone tapped Erin O'Connor and Kirsty Hume, two women who came to fame as models in the '90s, to take pictures of themselves wearing the brand's denim.
Hume traveled to the California home of her friend, photographer Tierney Gearon, who shot the model lounging in a hammock and eating pasta. O'Connor's agent, Tori Edwards, shot her in an abandoned Victorian home in London.
"I wanted to keep the images raw and real, but also liked the idea of adding a bit of traditional British tradition as a backdrop," O'Connor said.
Just call them the class of 2013! For the 10th annual year, the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund has named 10 deserving finalists, and this year's crop is a good one. Selected by a committee that includes Neiman Marcus's Ken Downing, Reed Krakoff, J.Crew's Jenna Lyons, and Rag & Bone's David Neville and Marcus Wainwright (past finalists who hosted the announcement in their New York studio), the labels will be observed and interviewed over the next few weeks, create a special design for Uniqlo (set to be unveiled in October), and participate in an LA fashion show later this year. The list of finalists is filled with familiar names and fresh faces alike:
Bridget Hall is the latest supermodel to help Rag & Bone turn the traditional photo shoot on its head. The brand's DIY project — first conceived during Spring 2011 for Rag & Bone/Jean — gives a model a digital camera, a bag of clothes, and free license to interpret the spirit of Rag & Bone/Jean in her own way.
"To us, Bridget represents that natural, all-American supermodel," Rag & Bone's Marcus Wainwright said in a statement from the brand. "You can see that she's a cool, down-to-earth girl."
Bridget Hall tapped longtime friend Carin Backoff to photograph her everywhere, from a beach in the Hamptons to an artist's studio in New York City, to capture a series of images whose sex appeal cannot be denied. Her source of inspiration? "We listened to everything from Jay-Z and Alabama Shakes," she divulged in a press release. "We had good old bacon cheeseburgers, beer, good wine, good laughs, and just a good time between friends."
If Marcus Wainwright and David Neville drew inspiration from anyone, we'd guess Kate Moss played peripheral muse to Resort 2014. Touted as "urban romantic," the lineup supplied a noticeably luxurious version of the cool-girl uniform. Sweatshirts were paneled with soft leather patches, colorblocked coats came covered in brushed mohair alpaca, and the brand's iconic ankle boot was countered with a sexy lace-up front and tassel detailing.
The ubiquitous downtown appeal was there — thanks to the return of many recognizable brand hits — but unlike the Spring and Fall collections, Resort skipped the bright jolts of orange and turquoise, and the bold turn to graphic prints, quilting, and houndstooth. Instead, the navy, black, ivory, and burgundy color palette provided a streamlined, subdued mood, allowing for the signature Rag & Bone boy-meets-girl tailoring to shine through. For longtime fans of Neville and Wainwright's work, looking at this collection should feel equal parts familiar and new, and altogether grown-up.
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Vests made a big statement on the Spring/Summer 2013 runways. Proenza Schouler, Isabel Marant, and 3.1 Phillip Lim made good use of this warm-weather layering piece, showing us everything from patchwork pieces to utilitarian styles. We've rounded up our favorite vests on the market right now, from eclectic finds to the must-have distressed vest. On Allison: BCBG Max Azria blazer, Club Monaco top, Cameo shorts.
Anais Mali and Jessica Hart are the latest gorgeous girls to participate in Rag & Bone's DIY Project, for which models are given a camera, a bag of clothes, and directions to interpret the spirit of the brand's line of jeans.
Mali said she took her photos while she was "in St Barth's, where I was for New Year's Eve; then in Miami, when I was visiting my boyfriend." Meanwhile, Hart's sister took photos of her in and around the pool at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. "We wanted to be a bit spontaneous," she said.
In doing the DIY project, Mali and Hart join a long list of models that includes Jourdan Dunn, Karolina Kurkova, Poppy Delevingne, and Liu Wen, among others. A look at their self-styled campaigns here in the gallery.