It began with a pair of jeans for this New York-based duo, but as Marcus Wainwright & David Neville share, rag & bone has become their way of life.
What are your favorite trends for fall?
David: Monochrome will be big this fall, and we’ve got a great arrow print, which was inspired by the photography of Malik Sidibe. Opulence is another big theme, and rag & bone’s fall/winter collection was actually inspired by faded colonial grandeur, which is reflected with plenty of rich bronze and floral tapestry.
Name one article of clothing every woman should own.
Marcus: A tailored blazer.
Are there any trends you hope never go away?
David: Urban utility.
If you weren’t fashion designers, what would you be doing?
Marcus: David likes to think he’d be a professional golfer, but he’d probably still be working in banking. I’d be miserable doing something else. I don’t think either of us were really cut out for corporate jobs!
What’s playing on your iPod right now?
Marcus: I’m listening to mainly show-related stuff: Air by Doom, Give Up the Ghost by Radiohead, Bloom by Radiohead, Codex by Radiohead, Cloudlight by Eskmo, Every Day by AFX