INSPIRATION: The classic RL blend of country florals paired with equestrian elements
TOP LOOKS: Pink and black silk georgette dresses and skirts; trusty Herringbone tweed blazers; cashmere coats galore; velvet lace-sleeved dresses
ACCESSORIES: Black knit caps, a variety of perfectly worn-in looking belts; lace-up boots, suede black booties, ocelot-trimmed knee high boots; fur bags (designer are loving those this season), and less conspicuous saddle bags that cross the body; large leather bags
WHO WAS THERE: The designer's biggest fans, his family: wife Ricky, daughter Dylan, plus sons Andrew and David (who also brought girlfriend Lauren Bush); plus...every major fashion editor known to mankind
WHAT WE THOUGHT: Last season Ralph Lauren showed an essentially all-denim collection which was kind of a bold (but smart) move for such a luxury brand. This time around he went back to the classic hits for which he is known and loved.
He began with an array of long dresses and skirts in a floral georgette print which were loosely layered with velvet jackets, turtlenecks or louche sweaters. Outerwear followed in the form of Donegal tweed jackets, several shearling options and sweater coats.
There was the usual mix of bags, shoes, and jewelry that complemented the easy comfort vibe of the collection. Just like how it had started, the show ended with more classically Ralph Lauren pieces: a tiered floral confection with cropped shawl collar jacket. Perhaps it wasn't the most exciting show but it was high quality, and if nothing less, it was a pleasant way to start winding down after a long week of shows.