DESIGNER: David Neville and Marcus Wainwright for Rag & Bone.
INSPIRATION: A return to the Scottish Highlands (from last season) mixed with punk-rock sensibility in the form of bold striped suits, lots of tartan and burgundy chaps.
WHO WAS THERE: Alexa Chung, models Jessica Stam and Erin Wasson, and loads of editors and bloggers.
TOP LOOKS: Mouthwatering shearling coats, especially one in a jolting cobalt blue with brown leather pockets (which was paired with plaid trousers); pony-hair baseball jacket (also seen at Peter Som!) with burgundy leather skirt and striped thigh-highs; a smattering of ivory-coloured leather sheath dresses.
ACCESSORIES: It was a coup for boot-lovers as chunky brown tall numbers stomped down the runway including slouchy thigh-high numbers lined with pony hair; grey cashmere striped thigh-high tights; tartan and fur-trimmed clutches.
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Seems the Rag & Bone boys are just better in a/w. Even though this collection didn't feel as concise as a year ago, the outstanding themes that scored then still resonate. The rockabilly Highlander was still represented, and this time, she honed her look to a sharper edge.
For example, a Prince of Wales-check suit was adorned with strips of orange suede fabric that went three-fold around the leg, and in fact, most outfits featured overt stripes that bordered on bondage-y. Some of the looks, including the ones with shorts worn under chaps, were too severe and, quite frankly, ridiculous. The star of the show was the outerwear, and the boys' devoted following will be delighted by the plethora of army parkas and shearling motorcycle jackets.