Crisp whites and muted neutrals made a stand at Rag & Bone’s Spring 2016 Menswear presentation. The models defied gravity in the parkour themed shots while tumbling and jumping throughout the city.
The designers, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright, decided that parkour was the theme to be for this year. The entire collection was inspired by the flying aerialists and put into reality by using flyweight materials, such as ultra fine nylon or perforated mesh. Many of the clothes were shown static, on stick-figure mannequins.
These types of materials were used for sporty styles like button-downs as well as a heavy-duty jersey within an overcoat. The details in the pieces included straps and flaps so that they would pick up a breeze and give off the sense of motion through air.
Again, using parkour as an influence, the trousers had a tapered silhouette. There were no baggy pants in sight, because as imagined, no one jumping through the air would want to trip over their pant leg. The collection truly is authentic to the parkour lifestyle; Neville and Wainwright did in fact road test their clothes on real parkourists.
While attendees did not get to see the parkour live in action, a video was featured at the presentation showing the best of the road test.
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