Friday, 7 May 2010
Rag & Bone on Kings Road - Surely Not?
I regret to admit, I am old enough to remember the rag and bone man who used to visit our street in W2 with his horse and cart. Sadly this sight and his cry of 'old metal' (more 'ohmeaaaaaal' actually) is long gone from the streets of London.
Fantastic then to find a homage to the ingenuity and conservational practice of these traders in the form of a pop-up shop in Bluebird, Kings Road. Rag & Bone is the British born, NY raised fashion baby of David Neville and Marcus Wainwright and for a limited time we can get access to their ultra wearable, downtown-chic collection in the gorgeous Bluebird garage.
Their launch party last night saw the founders' public school mates in their suits rubbing shoulders with a seriously beautiful, far too cool for school, crowd.
We particularly coveted a gorgeously soft stripy jacket and the most glam cardigan/jacket I've seen. Well worth a visit - I recommend a early evening trip followed by cocktails upstairs in the Bluebird bar...with all that art deco glamour, we could almost be in Manhattan.