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It came as no surprise to anyone that Rag & Bone's Fall 2012 runway show was all about layers. Inspired by the rich textures of a traditional country house, there was leather, of course, and lots of it; fur trim; blanket patterns on coats and dresses; a coppery metallic fabric; and a floral tapestry textile that popped up on everything from jodhpurs to boots to the show notes left on the seats for attendees. Utilitarian leather belts went with practically everything, as did equestrian-inspired leather collars and armor-type pieces. Those last bits skewed less English countryside heritage and more Game of Thrones, in our opinion, but they get a pass for being in keeping with the theatricality of the presentation.
And back in the land of the wearable: the brand's sought-after ankle boots were one of the big hits of the show. Thick wooden soles with imperfectly burnished leather capture the signature Rag & Bone mix of edgy and feminine—expect to see them everywhere next season.
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