With key trend setters including Jony Ive of Apple developing new, fully interactive technologies every few months, people have begun to form increasingly more emotional bonds with their everyday technology.
Emotional bonds with technology within this trend will also begin to morph into a spiritual connection between humanity and the technology it creates. The link between technology, emotions and design has become stronger; Technology inspired fashion designer Hussein Chalayan believes that “If something moves me emotionally, then I have a reason to rationalise it and go into more detail”.
New York has approached this trend through experimental fabrics; and no one approached it better than Rag & Bone.
Rag & Bone incorporated their traditional mix of military work wear and beautiful English tailoring with an array of technical materials. Through mixing these elements together, Rag & Bones collection showed off their trademark tomboy look through slouchy leather trousers and varsity sweaters. The collection took a new turn, again in these wonderful techy fabrics, and showed off an array of feminine slip style dresses made from a beautifully soft turquoise silk.
Their SS14 collection took inspiration from technology free starting points. Beginning with Little House on the Prairie, reflecting the pioneer work wear of early American women, to several pieces reflecting the 90s revival through string straps, crop tops and techy iridescent bias-cut dresses.
Rag & Bone have done it again.
Contributor: Sarah Stothard