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Ralph LaurenSpring Summer 2015 New York

Runway Review
9/11/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Ralph Lauren doesn't do anything other than elegance, but he decided to add in a more real-time inspiration this time around with safari and utilitarian-inspired pieces. Think cargo pants, silk shirts accented with oversized pockets, hats to shield his legion of lovely ladies from the hot sun, and utility jackets. Most looks were grounded with an olive or camel-hued design, really adding to the air of the outdoors. It was all still classic Ralph, but felt stylishly contemporary.

So many things that are important to fashion were at play including suiting (shiny and like a second skin), sport (a glossy silk track suit), outerwear (a coat with textured sleeves and suede detailing), and longer line shorts (high on the waist and paired with a turtleneck). Jumpsuits felt youthful and fresh, a lace-up shoulder and sleeve dress felt a bit Christopher Kane, and there was even a crop top thrown in the mix for evening.

Speaking of eveningwear, those pieces were incredibly glitzy and current with colorful crystal-embellished neckwear, sultry thigh high slits, bright hues, and a messenger bag slung over the shoulder of a long-sleeve beaded number: in case its wearer had to make a quick change and carry her day attire with her. The collection's closing piece was an olive stunner mimicking a utilitarian shirt, with a belted waist and stately skirt - the stunner was truly fit for a First Lady.

Not everything spoke solely to the world's "It" girls, as Mr. Lauren always has the task of speaking to his entire customer file which ranges in age and style. A long-sleeve white tunic and matching trousers felt conservative but clean and a cream suit could land in any woman's wardrobe and be there for decades to come.

This wasn't an effort toward innovating, as much as it was an endeavor to revamp the Lauren classics. Ralph knows how to charm his customers, but he'll surely be entertaining a whole new set of women by the looks of these ensembles. The brand is better than ever and still manages to stay relevant in so many years of business - a true testament to Lauren's focus and ever-evolving sense of purpose.

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9/11/2014 Faith Cummings/fashionwirepress.com

Ralph Lauren doesn't do anything other than elegance, but he decided to add in a more real-time inspiration this time around with safari and utilitarian-inspired pieces. Think cargo pants, silk shirts accented with oversized pockets, hats to shield his legion of lovely ladies from the hot sun, and utility jackets. Most looks were grounded with an olive or camel-hued design, really adding to the air of the outdoors. It was all still classic Ralph, but felt stylishly contemporary.

So many things that are important to fashion were at play including suiting (shiny and like a second skin), sport (a glossy silk track suit), outerwear (a coat with textured sleeves and suede detailing), and longer line shorts (high on the waist and paired with a turtleneck). Jumpsuits felt youthful and fresh, a lace-up shoulder and sleeve dress felt a bit Christopher Kane, and there was even a crop top thrown in the mix for evening.

Speaking of eveningwear, those pieces were incredibly glitzy and current with colorful crystal-embellished neckwear, sultry thigh high slits, bright hues, and a messenger bag slung over the shoulder of a long-sleeve beaded number: in case its wearer had to make a quick change and carry her day attire with her. The collection's closing piece was an olive stunner mimicking a utilitarian shirt, with a belted waist and stately skirt - the stunner was truly fit for a First Lady.

Not everything spoke solely to the world's "It" girls, as Mr. Lauren always has the task of speaking to his entire customer file which ranges in age and style. A long-sleeve white tunic and matching trousers felt conservative but clean and a cream suit could land in any woman's wardrobe and be there for decades to come.

This wasn't an effort toward innovating, as much as it was an endeavor to revamp the Lauren classics. Ralph knows how to charm his customers, but he'll surely be entertaining a whole new set of women by the looks of these ensembles. The brand is better than ever and still manages to stay relevant in so many years of business - a true testament to Lauren's focus and ever-evolving sense of purpose.


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