From its origins in New York in 2002, Rag & Bone instantaneously distinguished itself by combining their British heritage with directional, modern design. Today, Marcus Wainwright and David Neville's brand has become synonymous with innately wearable clothing that innovatively melds classic tailoring with an edgy yet understated New York aesthetic. Inspired by a desire to create beautifully constructed clothes, with no formal fashion training, the expats immersed themselves in the time-honored techniques of supremely skilled, local manufacturers at some of the oldest factories in the country. The importance of quality, expert craftsmanship and attention to detail resonated deeply, informing Rag & Bone's core philosophy.
In 2007, Rag & Bone won the Swarovski Award for emerging talent in Menswear and in 2010, Wainwright and Neville were bestowed the industry's most prestigious honor when named Menswear Designers of the Year by the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).