Ralph Lauren Fashion Show New York Womenswear SS2016

September 18, 2015 by  
Filed under Fashion, New York, womenswear

Choosing a nautical theme for your SS show might not be the most refreshing or renewing thing. Yet Ralph Lauren gave his sailor chic collection just the right twist. Yes there were blue and white stripes all over, there were crispy white shirts and sailor hats, sweaters tossed over shoulders and standing collars. All ingredients any sophisticated French Riviera goer might already have in her closet for years (and years). But looks got an undated touch too. Like the cut-outs on a navy body hugging dress revealing a white cropped top underneath. Or the bright colored print on the side of a wide legged pair of trousers. Not to mention some layered white looks and a light brown leather on leather look sported by Maartje Verhoef. And then there were the wavy lines on some of the evening numbers. Elegant, feminine and fresh. The overall feel of the collection was still absolutely classic, preppy and wealthy. But just modern enough to rock the boat next summer.