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Rag & Bone: Will it work in Washington?

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.

A model walks the runway at the Rag & Bone fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Hudson River Park's Pier 57. (Peter Michael Dills/GETTY IMAGES)

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

Cast your vote in the poll below.

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.

READ: Will it work in Washington — Rebecca Taylor

View Photo Gallery: Designers, hundreds of journalists, countless models, buyers and socialites have descended upon the city, all for the excitement of seeing the fall 2012 collections.

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