Ralph Lauren unveiled his latest collection in New York City, presenting the Pre-Fall line as an ode to easy luxury.
Ralph Lauren went with a pretty strict color theme this season, and stuck to white, cream and different shades of yellowy brown from sand to a deep chestnut. The play worked thanks in part to the way the minimalist cuts and silhouettes were contrasted with frilly fringed details on leathergoods and knitwear, which also appeared running down the legs of pairs of pants and the arms of coats. The classic RL touches were there with the sportier all-America, styles and warm wool overcoats with wide lapels, some of which came with silver hardware buckles. This season’s favorite trouser, a high-waisted pant with a wide-flared bottom was also in pretty plentiful supply, worn with footwear that included peep-toe sandals in a suede caramel finish and toffee brown high-heeled boots. Dresses and tops came every which way: woven and pleated, wrapped, ruffled, lace, leather, delicate embroidery, woven in rope, or festooned with elaborate feathers and Mongolian wool. The collection’s more animalistic touches were also padded out with the python bags, the horn belts and the luxurious fur coats.