Mavericks Of Style | Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, Moschino

From Rag & Bone SS15 Campaign.

The onset of winter demands a different approach to our daily wardrobe, one that doesn’t sacrifice good taste for the sake of warmth and comfort. What you’ll need, among other necessities, are some solid boots, a cozy sweater, a couple henleys, some slick button-downs, and a proper jacket or two. When looking to up your fashion game, look no further than those brands and designers who have carved a considerable name for themselves. While the collections offered by Rag & Bone, Alexander Wang, and Moschino are inspired by different themes and employ different motifs, what they share is a dedication to well-made menswear that combines functionality with fashion-forward styles.

Rag & Bone – Marcus Wainwright and David Neville

Designers Marcus Wainwright (L) and David Neville. Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty)

Designers Marcus Wainwright (L) and David Neville. Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty)

Marcus Wainwright and David Neville founded Rag & Bone in 2002, and quickly became known for combining an edgy New York aesthetic with classic British tailoring. Skillfully constructed and stylishly understated, the brand has become synonymous with an informed yet effortless cool, earning the designers the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation (EDFF) award in 2006, the Swarovski Award for emerging talent in menswear, and finally the Menswear Designers of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) in 2010. The brand is now sold in more than 700 shops around the world, as well as in 12 Rag & Bone retail stores.

Alexander Wang – Alexander Wang

Designer Alexander Wang. Photo: Patrick Kovarik.

Designer Alexander Wang. Photo: Patrick Kovarik (Getty).

Considered a pioneer of N.Y. downtown-cool style, Alexander Wang celebrates the 10th anniversary of his namesake business this year, which reportedly does more than $100 million in sales. Though recently released from his contract as creative director for Balenciaga, Wang has long been seen as a fashion savant – the Parsons School Of Design drop-out went on to win the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund in 2008, and in 2011 was acknowledged by GQ as the Best Menswear Designer of the Year. Alexander Wang the brand continues setting a high standard for slick urban designs and outstanding tailoring , producing ready to wear collections, as well as shoes and accessories, masterful taste and couture-level craftsmanship.

Moschino – Jeremy Scott

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Designer Jeremy Scott. Photo: JP Yim (Getty).

Designer Jeremy Scott came up in the late 90s, transferring his early success as a Pratt Institute student dressing New York club kids to opening his namesake brand in 1997.His first show was inspired by automobile accidents and featured his now longtime muse, Devon Aoki. Consistently unorthodox and always outwardly shunning commerciality, Scott’s designs embraced and integrated pop culture motifs to great kitsch effect, with collections inspired Spongebob or emblazoned with the the various logos of fast food companies. In 2008, Adidas partnered with the designer to launch a highly collaboration collection of footwear and apparel, consisting of the now well-known high-tops with literal wings. While still heading his eponymous label, in 2013 Scott became Creative Director of Moschino, bringing his signature eclecticism to bear on the respected Italian fashion house.  

Here’s Some Key Pieces From Each Of These Brands: 


 
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