Since it arrived in my inbox earlier this week I’ve ummed and ahhhd about whether or not to post the Rag & Bone Pre Fall 2013 collection. At first glance it is SO not me. That’s not to say it’s not awesome, it totally is. Silky drawstring tracksuit bottoms, tech fabrics, neat zip-up bombers and slouchy tailoring make for an androdgynous take on sports luxe that is both achingly cool and the polar opposite of my usual girly, blousey, preppy aesthetic. But then again, wasn’t my New Years Fasholution number 3 to take more sartorial risks? And wouldn’t rocking a futuristic, ice-white Rag & Bone mesh dress achieve that aim perfectly?
As I scrolled through the collection I also noticed a transition into more Ella friendly styles like playful A-line shapes adorned with exquisitely detailed collars. On closer inspection (thank you Style.com for your ever excellent magnification) I realised that said collar detailing wasn’t the usual delicate embellishment but athletic inspired graphic eyelets, genius! The leather looks also got my pulse racing, especially the slick black shift dress and as for the peachy tweed shorts suit… two words: fashion heaven.
Love Ella. X