For Spring/Summer 2015, Ralph Lauren presented a high-low mix of separates and dresses informed by the brand’s sportswear history and mature downtown appeal. The elite consumer that frequents Ralph Lauren will find her “summer in the Hamptons” wardrobe in total – from casual looks that work at the beach or on a yacht to more sophisticated choices for gala affairs and black-tie fundraisers. For the warmer months, the designer brightened his runway of subdued safari neutrals with bright pops of neon and summery sherbet shades.
The first look embodies Lauren’s new casual attitude, featuring a silk wrap top paired with tan trousers. The lower portion of the collection was emphasized with sumptuous fabrics and contemporary styles, like crêpe jodhpurs, suede skinnies, and metallic silk track pants. Outerwear came in the form of neon waterproof jackets, metallic organza parkas, pleated trench coats, and cropped safari jackets. Amid the more modern sportswear interpretations on Lauren’s runway, we found satin jumpsuits, sheer cover-ups, and thigh-high slit maxi skirts, but it was eveningwear where the designer’s skills really shined. For special occasions, there were hot-pink maxi dresses with gauzy skirts, one-shoulder gowns that resembled saris, slinky nude dresses, and gorgeous princess gowns crafted from draped chiffon. Refined taste belongs to the type of clients Lauren caters to, and his well-heeled consumer base will no doubt find practical everyday style for spring, along with lovely options for evening.
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