A silken slip as if from a boudoir worn with a sporty nylon jacket – all sorts of intrigue could be imagined with the eclectic combinations at Rag & Bone.
Mixing high-tech fabrics with soft lingerie material was an intriguing move from designers David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, especially as the colour combinations were also unexpected.
With a nod to a Seventies-meets-Nineties look, mustard and full-on orange were melded with bright navy or shiny black.
It was the casual attitude that gave this collection its energy. Whether the concept was bringing together soft indoor pieces with harder outerwear, or just a casual, modern way of layering, the Rag & Bone show had a sexual charge.
I was reminded of the Nineties, and John Galliano’s celebration of undress, mixed with the nylon bombers of the hip-hop generation. It made for a cool combo.