SHOW Studio editor Lou Stoppard curates a photography exhibition to celebrate 15 years of New York causal wear brand, Rag & Bone
“I woke up on the morning of the election and I thought, ‘we can’t do a fashion show,” said Rag & Bone co-founder, Marcus Wainwright, of the brand’s decision to host a four-day exhibition in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, in February 2017. “The idea of the project was to give the subjects complete control.”
In celebration of Rag & Bone’s 15-year anniversary, the show – curated by Lou Stoppard, in collaboration with cult photographers Glen Luchford and Frank Lebon – features a diverse cast of 60 portraits, shot on a technically obsolete 20×24 Polaroid camera. Clad in the new FW17 collection, the subjects of the images are all from the brand’s history.
A postmodern collage of the imagery, film and music that define Rag & Bone’s past, present and future, the aim of the project was to, as Wainwright explains, “look back to where Rag & Bone started – to what we stand for.”