Fabulosity, with an edge.

Ralph Lauren S/S 2012

Ralph Lauren has determined that the era to emanate next season is the roaring twenties. I couldn’t be happier about it. Double breasted menswear jackets, dropped waistlines, high shine satin dresses, metallic trim. I’m elated. 
My favorite 18 looks from the collection.
The daytime attire in this collection includes neat sweaters with silk shirts paired with bias cut chiffon skirts. The platform sandals, espadrille platforms, cloche hats, floral embroidered long fringe bags exudes a walk in the city during springtime in the 20’s. For evening, Ralph included the gowns with metallic fringe beckoning to the flappers of the 21st century, but he also included his signature masculine tailoring showcasing wide mannish trousers and boxy strong shouldered jackets worn with club collared shirts, satin ties, and cricket sweaters. There were also the form fitted slip dresses with feather fringe trim, deco-style beading, and silhouettes that slinked the body. The long earrings, country floral prints, and feather plume brooches provided a direct line to the days of Eddie Cantor, Belle Baker, Scott and Ella Fitzgerald, T.S. Elliot, and my very favorite historical figure, Gertrude Stein. This line was special because not only are the clothes fantastically gorgeous, but it painted a vivid picture of a time passed. Now perhaps everyone will understand why half of my entire wardrobe is Ralph Lauren, it’s timeless. 
Zach.

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