November 21, 2012 8:38 am
They’re card-carrying members of the Information Era, but downtown designers returned to the Industrial Age for Spring, giving railroad stripes a modern makeover on their runways. Joseph Altuzarra whipped up tailored blazers and “editors’ capes” from the sturdy stuff and underscored its utilitarian appeal with patch labels that riffed on the traditional Carhartt logo. Still, as we put it on our review , “no one is going to be driving spikes in these things,” particularly when the engineered outerwear is paired with decadent gold fringe. Rag & Bone’s Marcus Wainwright and David Neville showed their striped separates with doily lace and motocross leather, and they weren’t the only ones working on the railroad. The industrial pattern was given girlish spins at Suno, Sacai, and Marc by Marc Jacobs, too.
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