‘Rag and Bone' Discuss Design Success During Chicago Stop

How can you argue with the designers of a label who make "clothes that guys think girls look cute in and clothes girls think guys look cute in?" You don't.

You just buy the clothes and into their design philosophy. And buy you do, because despite the rough retail environment, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, the design duo behind the label Rag and Bone, are about to open their second freestanding store in New York City in six months.

The two were at an in store appearance at Hejfina in Chicago last weekend. So how do two English lads with no formal training in clothing design create some of the coolest and most covetable clothes on American shores?

They set out to make clothes that they and their friends would want to wear. Guided by a strong British tailoring influence, they immersed themselves in the craftsmanship required to produce classic yet modern sportswear. Their clothes have an "effortless chic quality" about them, with the emphasis on quality. Their Fall 08 collection was inspired by the classic film Blade Runner.

If you simply can't wait to preview their spring line, here's the link to theirspring 09 collection for men and women.

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