For Fall 2012, designers looked all over the globe for inspiration, offering up collections that speak directly to our inner sartorial wanderlust. From Jason Wu's updated Chinese dress silhouettes to Rag & Bone's blanket striped jackets to Altuzarra's Moroccan-inspired silk jodhpurs and dangling coin dresses, the Fall 2012 runways had us ready for a world tour. To see the full trend report, watch our video now! On Allison: H&M
With a Fall 2012 collection inspired by India, Rag & Bone kept true to the theme, debuting a beauty look that included chic eyeliner and sexy, tousled hair — a style we can't wait to re-create at home. Find out more about getting the look from Revlon Global Artistic Director Gucci Westman (whom you'll remember from our before-and-after makeover) and Redken creative consultant Guido Palau. On Annie: Topshop.
Rag & Bone's Fall runway show took place on a chilly evening at Pier 57, but everyone seemed to forget the brisk draft once David Neville and Marcus Wainwright started the show. "Think about a country house and all the things you might find in it," said Wainwright when describing the collection. Layering was key in the duo's vision; ikat printed dresses, wool jodhpurs, tapestry floral suiting, fur vests, and blanket striped wraps were smartly piled on top of one another, creating a luxe, textured feel without going overboard. Meanwhile, sharp tailored coats, blazers, precision-cut suit sets, and a continuous theme of leather touches tempered the varied mix, injecting a sharp, modern feel across the board. For accessories, Neville and Wainwright created more covetable must haves, supplying die-hard fans with a lineup of lace-up boots and stacked platform loafers. The closer? House of Pain's "Jump Around," which pretty much sums up the evening's exciting showing.
- Trends: Blanket stripes, asymmetric wrap skirts, jodhpurs, suiting.
- Colors: Copper, gray, blue, burgundy, black, red.
- Key Piece: The multicolored blanket striped blazers and wraps sit high on our lust list.
- Accessories: Lace-up and tweed ankle boots, stacked platform loafers, leather gloves, classic brown leather belts, satchel bags.
- Who Would Wear It: Girls who crave texture and modernity like Taylor Tomasi Hill and Hanneli Mustaparta.
>> For Fall 2012, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright took a little trip to the English countryside — with a stop in India along the way. There were jodhpurs and riding jackets — cinched high on the waist with hearty leather belts — in a feast of fabrics: blanket stripes, metallic-threaded brocade, ikat knits, and felted herringbone. Layers, a hallmark of the brand, were carefully draped and artfully controlled. And, while there were many pieces on hand to covet — such as mixed-print surplice dresses, any number of terrific fur vests — the other show-stoppers this time around were the boots: shiny, bold, and with extra-thick wooden soles.
>> Inspired by a recent trip to India, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright riffed on the influence of British culture in Asian places for Fall 2012. Military silhouettes were feminized and punctuated by leather and tweed — with glints of silver and copper throughout. Watch the entire collection in action below, then click here to see all the images from the collection.
Inspired by a recent trip to India, Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright cited the influence of British culture in Asian places as the basis for their Fall 2012 collection. The military silhouettes with a feminine twist in leather and tweed were accompanied with hints of silver and copper on the runway. Get a front-row seat and watch the collection right here.
No year is complete without a few outrageous fashion trends, and we asked you to weigh in on which one had you scratching your head the most. After counting the votes, it was pretty clear that overstuffed gorilla sleeves were the craziest runway trend of 2011 — we saw the look on the runways at Peter Som, Rag & Bone, and Giles, to name a few, making for a pretty unforgettable — and hard to pull off — fashion fad. We wonder what wacky wardrobe pieces 2012 will bring?
>> "No themes for Pre-Fall; it's just clothes for how our girl really dresses," Marcus Wainwright said of his and David Neville's latest Rag & Bone collection. In a lookbook shot against their office's elevator shaft, red leather pieces styled with grommeted belts and tinges of black and blue round out the offering.
Rag & Bone's slick separates always leave us enamored, so you can imagine our excitement when we laid eyes on the brand's latest collection. Take an exclusive first look at some of the pieces styled by Moda Operandi's Fashion Director, Roopal Patel. The resulting ensembles are the kind that would make anyone's wardrobe infinitely cooler. With slick leather separates, striped suiting, and the ultimate pair of everyday booties, this collection speaks to the effortlessly on-trend, hitting that covetable sweet spot that Rag & Bone does so well — mixing both the polished and the edgy with effortless appeal. Just click through to see how Roopal's styled the label's latest pieces, plus a look at the whole Pre-Fall collection — then click over to Moda Operandi to shop all of your favorite looks.
If the holidays don't deliver everything you hoped for, the New Year is a pretty good time to gift yourself something extraspecial. A New Year means new resolutions, self-improvements — and an opportunity to turn our attention to making over our wardrobes with luxe investment pieces. This year, we've created a list of our favorite statement items — clothing and accessories with the ability to transform outfits with standout quality. Some are timeless, like an Hermès timepiece you'll treasure for a lifetime; others are worthy updates, like a pair of calf-hair leopard-print pumps to transform everything from your office attire to your beloved LBD. Just step inside for 15 end-of-the-year investment pieces that really are worth it.