Friday, October 1, 2010

Rag & Bone

Over a month ago I received the opportunity to attend an exclusive party at Holt Renfrew to meet the creators of the designer label Rag & Bone. If you don't follow fashion, the words Rag & Bone should mean absolutely nothing to you. But if you do follow, then you should know that Rag & Bone is one of the fastest growing labels in North America. How excited are you to meet some of the biggest designers in New York City?

Ughhh, ok. I guess you're pretty psyched.

Buck up KSam! They have free cocktails in there!

We came into Holt expecting a swanky spread and we weren't disappointed. Free cocktails were flowing and there was a DJ on hand to keep the indie/electro/alternative music pumpin'. There was an abundance of h'orderves but I was saving my appetite for Jones Cream Soda & Vodka cocktails. Whoa!

Taken directly from their website; Rag & Bone was founded in 2002, with one very clear vision in mind: to make clothes that they and their friends would love to wear every day. With no formal fashion training, Marcus Wainwright & David Neville set about learning how to make jeans. Beginning in Kentucky, rag & bone surrounded themselves with people who had been making patterns, cutting fabric and sewing their whole lives. Working with these kinds of craftsmen taught them the importance of quality, craftsman-ship and attention to detail early on. These principles soon became the keystones of the rag & bone philosophy, the definition of what clothing can and should be. With these principles in mind, whenever possible rag & bone produces the majority of their garments in U.S. factories that still sew clothes the same way they did 50 years ago. In 2006, rag & bone was selected as a finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award and won the 2007 Swarovski Award for emerging talent in menswear, after also being nominated for that same award in 2006. In 2010, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright were named Menswear Designers of the Year by the CFDA. Enough with the bio, if you want to read more click here. In the meantime, here are some photos of their Fall line:

A few of the usual suspects were on hand:

Aritzia in the house, What What! chloepenguin & KarleenSAMson

Kat, Christina, janeyfromtheblock, The FPOE and winFresh.

IYBC with his first lady and second lady.

When I met the designers I had no idea what to say to them. All I ended up doing was complementing them on their line of clothes and congratulating them on winning an award. David and Marcus were extremely polite and acted like complete gentleman in spite of my stupidity. I guess I forgot that these guys are normal blokes too who would rather talk about the weather, beer and sports then go on about themselves. Luckily, Chloe is very beautiful and they were more then glad to take a picture with her. Marcus is on the left, David on the right. David seems cheesed to meet Chloe. I can't blame him.

It was a great party and it was a pleasure to make an ass of myself in front of some famous designers. Keep posted for the next one!


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