Clive Darby, Rake’s founder and creative director, put an urbane spin on outdoorsy dressing for fall. Taking inspiration from the 1969 Robert Redford film “Downhill Racer,” there was a rugged feel to Darby’s tailored pieces. The designer fashioned nubby Donegal tweeds into slim-fitting suits in muted shades of blue, gray and dark brown, but avoided literal territory by showing the pieces as mismatched looks, worn with jackets and pants in lighter-weight wool.
There were also snug, shearling-lined car coats worn over smart jackets and pants, while one sharp black suit was accessorized with a jaunty red feather at the lapel. For evening, Darby paid homage to the laid-back, glam mood of the late Sixties, with looks such as velvet blazers worn with geometric-print shirts and pleat-front white pants.