by Stephen Garner

Rag & Bone has unveiled a new limited-edition collaboration with ArkAir, the essential supplier of highly functional outwear, designed and manufactured in the U.K.

Staying true to Rag & Bone’s long history of military references the new capsule leverages the technical expertise of ArkAir to deliver a selection of expertly crafted outerwear pieces for fall 2019.

Comprised of signature outerwear and accessories that express the ArkAir aesthetic with a Rag & Bone twist, the new capsule takes a modern and updated approach to tried and tested military apparel.

The collab features the “Military Smock”, which is crafted with a waterproof reversed engineered shell in a deconstructed camouflage print and solid military khaki. Each smock features four front box pockets, two-way zip closure and Velcro cuffs with subtle Rag & Bone branding. Iridescent pops of the ArkAir and Rag & Bone logos are uniquely incorporated within the camouflage shell. The fabric for the smocks is sourced from a unique technical fabric mill in Ireland, where it has been reinforced for durability and to resist the elements. A nylon reversible liner can be worn underneath the jacket or on its own.

Additionally, the minimal shape of a coaches jacket is updated with a netted lining and a waterproof shell for this collection. Finished with a drawstring hem, snap button front closures, and a reflective chest pocket patch, the coaches jacket is a reimagined twist on a classic. To complete the capsule, a nylon bucket hat in the camouflage print is coupled with a sturdy nylon backpack fastened with adjustable straps and functional side pockets

ArkAir, is a descendant of Arktis, known as a pioneer of tactical gear for military and special forces units around the world. ArkAir encompasses all of the heritage and authentic details of Arktis by combining the latest developments in fabric and printing techniques with a forward-looking aesthetic that is grounded by innovation and functionality.

The Rag & Bone x ArkAir collection, which retails between $95 and $895, is now available.