For Spring/Summer 2014, Ralph Lauren channels the swinging sixties, with a neon twist.
Since its inception in 1968, the Ralph Lauren brand has become a global empire, with Lauren’s design signatures, which favor classic, tailored looks, reminding us of the blue-blooded American elite. Over the years, Lauren has created collections around iconic cultural American themes. As such, his tribute to the sixties-inspired mod trend today was about as undeniably noticeable as the bright neon colors that Lauren experimented with for his Spring 2014 collection.
The show kicked off with black-and-white striped jackets, trench coats, and knit dresses paired with black patent booties. The majority of the collection, over twenty looks, were devoted to a lineup of black and white variations, from solids separates, such as a white leather mini skirt and black knit top, to black-and-white patterns on peplum tops and cricket vests. Lauren accentuated the mod look with knee socks and oversized round sunglasses. The black-and-white procession was followed by a monochrome movement, which took the form of searing neon numbers in a fluorescent palette of oranges, yellows, and greens.
This season, it’s easy to forget the red, forget the white, and keep the blue, as we pledge allegiance to Lauren’s awe-inspiring cobalt-blue gown worn by Karlie Kloss, which was by far the star (and the stripes) of his Spring 2014 collection.
Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway