Rag & Bone unveiled its autumn/winter 2015/16 menswear collection with a short film starring ballet dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and street dancer Lil Buck.
Intended as a “study of movement”, the three-minute spot sees the two different artists providing a captivating, contemporary sequence.
They spin, twist and flip amid props including a chess set and giant speakers. The now 67-year-old Baryshnikov, who will be remembered for his role as Carrie Bradshaw’s Russian lover Aleksandr Petrovsky in Sex and the City, holds his own alongside 26-year-old Lil Buck.
“We liked the blend of the two – the young up-and-comer and the old guard. Lil Buck is more street and raw while Mr. B is sophisticated and sartorial,” co-designer and managing partner David Neville told WWD.
The brand’s urban armour-themed line is showcased on the duo, as well as a handful of other models, throughout. The movement and varying style of the film were part and parcel of trying to bring the collection to light in a way that allows male fans to get a better sense of what the designs are really about and where the influences came from.
The music is “Öngyilkos Vasárnap” by Venetian Snares.