For Rag & Bone’s men’s SS13 collection, they display a love of taking the powerful military wear to the desert, and forming an undertone with the crazy sport of motocross.
The desert military theme was derived from looking at old photos of army officers who had to withstand intense heat but still look smart with a peppering of authority. Rag & Bone also were inspired by cool vintage shots of Ernest Hemingway.
Motocross then came into play as not only has it strong British Origins, it’s one of the most adventurous sports out there. So these guys really wanted to do was explore these two distinctive inspiration points and give them modern. downtown context. Traditional blazers and parkas are deconstructed and created in durable, light-weight fabrics such as compact cotton and paperweight nylon. Form follows function in the details – cotton shirts are perforated with lazer cuts, allowing for breathability. The utilitarian bent continues throughout with waterproof coating, mesh inserts and seam sealing. Traditional desert camo is played with to create a vivid digi-camo interference print while military symbols are riffed upon for SS13’s graphic signature tees.
Motocross inspires the leather jacket and the collection’s color-block pieces, contract striped tees and graphics numbered front jerserys. Spiced coral reference motocross colors while faded reds and oranges are desert inspired, emulating the sun hitting the sand. The desert military influence continues with fatigue green and sand hues.
Silhouettes are diverse, as volume pieces like billowing parkas sit amidst structured motocross jackets. The house’s signature tailored suiting is also present along with army-issued inspired wide leg shorts.