spring collections: ralph lauren, new york

by Jeremy Danté

as one of the most iconic american fashion labels in fashion, ralph lauren presents his summer/spring collection on the runways of new york. channeling a bit of western appeal, the collection oozes redundancy & seemingly lacks any real sense of surprise in design. white & brown dominated & were a major highlight of the collection this season. with their traditional approach to design, the collections presented by the house of lauren each season are progressively more & more stylistically stagnant. im not sure how much longer the disconnect will be tolerated in fashion; while the ralph lauren & polo companies are profitable, there is nothing groundbreaking ever presented. for many reasons, i feel collections like this give style in america a bad name. while designers in new york like rodarte, proenza schouler, alexander wang & jason wu trailblaze the future of fashion, the lauren collections remain somewhere behind the times collection dust. the model cast was expectedly strong.

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