For the second edition of our “Will it work in Washington?” take on New York Fashion week, we look to the fall 2012 collection of Rag & Bone.
They’re known for their well-cut jackets and smart street looks, but Rag & Bone designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, who have a shop in Georgetown, took a wrong turn with their line. Too many parts! Too many patterns! This collection is tough for 6-foot-tall runway models to carry off — think about the rest of us! Here, a heavy blanket wrap — horizontal blocks of color, no less — gets no relief from a pair of loose-fitting, pajama-like pants. Imagine a Bethesda mom navigating Whole Foods with the kids while swaddled in all this fabric.
Will it Work in Washington? Our take: VERY IFFY
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Tip: Separate the pieces. Use the wrap to cuddle in by a fire. Wrap the belt around a sweater and trim pants. Wear the top and ankle boots with jeans.