Washington, DC (September 14, 2011) – Rag & Bone designers and managing partners Marcus Wainwright and David Neville celebrated the opening of their first US store outside of New York yesterday on September 13, 2011 with a private reception and unveiling of the DC DIY Project.
Having been inspired by real people, rag &bone originally launched the DIY Project in January 2011 in New York with four models that styled and shot their own photos in rag & bone clothing. The project re-launched again this fall with Karolina Kurkova and Carolyn Murphy and is an ongoing initiative for the brand. In conjunction with the Georgetown opening, rag & bone hand selected Washingtonians with great style to photograph themselves in pieces from the Fall/Winter 2011 collection for local spin on the DIY Project.
In 2006, rag & bone was selected as a finalist for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award and won the 2007 Swarovski Award for emerging talent in menswear, after also being nominated for that same award in 2006. In 2010, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright were named Menswear Designers of the Year by the CFDA, Council of Fashion Designers of America.
The 1500 square foot space located at 3067 M Street, NW will features a distinguishable black façade with the signature gold leaf logo and an interior that mimics existing boutiques with exposed brick walls, distressed concrete floors, black steel structural beams, traditional antiqued tarnished brass rack fixtures and an upper tier mezzanine area for shoes and accessories.
Guided by a strong British tailoring influence, rag & bone produces classic yet modern sportswear for men and women that is known for being understated and wearable. Each piece, whether it be a tailored shirt or a pair of jeans, is framed by the constants of high quality fabric, classic construction and perfect fit with a handmade feel.