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Ralph Lauren Fall 2014: Here comes a whole new line

A model walks the runway at the Ralph

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The inspiration: It wasn’t so much inspiration as news that fueled Ralph Lauren’s runway show. Make that shows, plural, as in two back-to-back, one of his luxe line (Ralph Lauren Collection), and the other his first-ever Polo diffusion line for women.

The vibe:  Exciting, given that there's a whole new Ralph line and vision to check out. Debuts like that don’t come around very often.


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Ralph Lauren: An eye-popping nod to Mod

There were Mod-to-the max little neon shifts --

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“I wonder where Ralph will take us this season,” queried one fashion friend pre-Ralph Lauren show. After all, over the past few seasons Lauren has journeyed to China, Spain and Russia for inspiration. At his Thursday morning show on the last day of New York Fashion Week, Lauren took a quick hop across the pond: London, England, circa 1960 and oh what a trip.

Up first: Models in goggle sunglasses,...

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Ralph Lauren: A romantic revolutionary

Ralph Lauren showed about 15 evening looks during

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Ralph Lauren had timeless heroines who were independent and bold on his mind at his Friday morning downtown show on the last day of New York Fashion week.

His runway unfolded like a movie about some rebellious beauty during the Russian Revolution trapped at a seaside village where she dressed in black nautical garb – shapely coats, a crested officer’s jacket, sailor pants, breeches, fisherman’s...

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Ralph Lauren: Spirited Bohemian meets Spanish flair

Toward the middle of Ralph Lauren's Spring 2013

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Berets, bolero hats, hand-tooled belts and serapes were the accoutrements to Ralph Lauren’s stunning show at the downtown Skylight Studio Thursday morning.

Accessories come first, because they really established the vibe here: an artsy Bohemian spirit with a Spanish flair. It was luxe, textural and powerful, conjuring a woman with a sense of adventure and style.

The first look featured...

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Ralph Lauren goes 'Downton Abbey'

Fashion from the Fall 2012 collection of Ralph

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Models dressed in three-piece Glen plaid suits wearing top hats and carrying walking sticks heralded Ralph Lauren’s “Downton Abbey” moment. The PBS TV hit set in the early 1900s England is about the lives of aristocrats and their servants. Lauren went so far as to include the score from the show as runway music.

The designer, who is fascinated by the heritage and romance of England, played...

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