Ralph Lauren; What’s Going On?

This season, Ralph Lauren seemed to want to dress us for a glamorous, Hollywood safari; a journey into khaki and cargo pants, touched with unexpected whispers of opulence and sparkle.

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Sumptuous materials were transformed into pieces that were perfect for the the urban adventure; olive suede transformed into the new idea of the suit (peplum top paired with a pencil top), whilst the classic safari jacket was reinterpreted with a sharply defined waist.

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The khaki-dominated palette was accented with rich shades of lemon, magenta, and vivid pink creeping into scarves, jackets and even full-length dresses.

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Pockets were everywhere, from the cargo trousers to the more utilitarian evening dresses which made their appearance towards the end of the show. Utility is the keyword here; these are beautiful creations, but they are born of a fantasy that doesn’t forget it’s firm grounding in reality.

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Many of the pieces would not look out of place at an evening soirée, with those long crystal earrings adding a touch of glitz to proceedings. Pieces in block, rich black also felt stunningly chic; unusual enough to be striking, whilst never allowing themselves to veer into the realms of the unwearable.

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Strapless and asymmetric, many  of the gowns with which Ralph Lauren closed are surely set to make an appearance on a red carpet near you very soon. Who knew a safari could be so glamorous?

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