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Mila Mihaljcic at 2morrow Model Mgmt, & Manon Leloup at Wilhelmina, @ManonLeLoupPhotography Mark Reay

Rag & Bone AW13

Pretzels, beer and thigh-grazing hemlines turn up the heat in Marcus Wainwright and David Neville's collection

Rag and Bone always sets the bar for New York cool, and as winter storm Nemo started to have it's way with the city Friday evening, the coolest thing ever was to welcome show goers with hot Sigmund's pretzels, beer and steamy mulled wine. So chill. No, the other kind of chill.


The designers took inspiration from aviation history, creating oversize bomber jackets and military-inspired parkas. To balance the men's fighter pilot uniform on top, mini skirts and skin tight biker shorts fell barely beneath the jacket hems, showing a lot of leg, plus blue ponyskin shoes. "We had to twist it because we didn't want it to be too masculine, that's not really our girl," Marcus Wainwright said. Further feminizing the collection was a palette of dusty blue and hot red-orange, pulled from Pan Am uniforms of the 1950s and 60s. Wainwright and Neville always mention that the Rag and Bone girl is an inspiration herself, and it's clear that their calculations are focused on the feelings of this fantasy woman – she owns the kind of effortless cool Rag & Bone fans aspire to embody. And she can definitely put down a few beers in a mini skirt and parka.

Models pictured: Cara Delevingne (@Caradelevingne), Tilda Lindstam (@tildalindstam), Kel Markey (@kelmarkey), Alexandra Martynova (@AlexandraMartyn),, Andreea Diaconu (@andreeadiaconu_), Fei Fei Sun (@FeiFeiSunSun), Manon Leloup (@ManonLeLoup),  Cris Urena (@CrisUrena), Katlin Aas (@AasKatlin)