Ralph Lauren embraces American West for latest line
Ralph Lauren brought Southwestern vibes to the runway for his latest line.
The designer presented his new collection at his uptown flagship on Madison Avenue on Wednesday night (14Sep16) as part of New York Fashion Week, with guests including actresses Julianne Moore and Jessica Alba.
For the clothes, Lauren presented a luxurious take on the American west, showing fringed jackets, ponchos, embroidered western-style shirts, macrame detailing and cowboy boots as well as some Native American–inspired prints.
“I have always been inspired by the rugged beauty and romance of the American West,” Lauren wrote in his show notes, according to the Associated Press. “The September Collection is imbued with that spirit, but reinterpreted in a modern glamorous way for the woman whose style is both personal and luxurious.”
The show opened with the model wearing a pair of flared jeans with floral designs up the sides, matched with a plaid shirt and lots of heavy silver necklaces.
Kendall Jenner walked the runway in a black bomber-style leather jacket with a brown western belt, slim black trousers and boots. While fellow model Bella Hadid, who fell over on the runway while walking for Michael Kors, was outfitted in a shiny long-sleeved frock in varying shades of earth tones with fringe hems, which was accessorised with a chunky metallic necklace and large earrings. The dress was cinched in at the waist with a large leather belt, and instead of ankle boots like many of the other ensembles, Bella wore a pair of strappy heels.
Towards the middle of the procession, Lauren opted to add pops of colour into the line, with shimmery dresses and jumpsuits in purple, bright pink, red and yellow, wowing the crowd. The fact that the fashion icon chose to pair some of the sleek outfits with brown cowboy hats added even more surprise factor.
The show marked Lauren’s first see now, buy now collection, with very single piece available immediately following the show, online and in flagship stores around the world.