Designer Ralph Lauren may be associated with classic American style, and his Spring 2010 runway didn’t stray far from that association. Probably the most appropriate collection for a time of economic turmoil, Mr. Lauren’s runway was composed mainly of neutral hues (classic blue jeans, navy, black, white) in timeless designs – truly investment pieces if we’ve ever seen one. We especially loved the feminine take on the traditionally male three-piece suit (a power suit if we’ve ever seen one!).
While many of the past few runways choose to take edgier viewpoints, the Ralph Lauren runway channeled fashion of eras long gone. The oxfords paired with high socks made us think of 1950s style, although we were even more surprised to see a model walk down the runway in overalls… and look chic doing it! Does this mean we can finally break out our mid-90’s versions and rock them just as fabulously? (One can only hope…)
A popular staple on this runway was none other than the boyfriend jean. Now seen everywhere, several versions of this garment made its way down the catwalk, one version destroyed, another classically baggy. We’re happy to see the trend is slated to stick around for some time, after all, you can’t beat the combination of comfort and looking glam at the same time – and we know in fashion this is a combo rarely seen together.
Another interesting trend we noticed was the denim-on-denim looks. We used to associate the full-on denim attack with fashion victims, and now it seems that fashion-forward icons are embracing this once-taboo look. Even Ralph himself made an appearance at the end of the show, sporting none other than a pinstripe blazer over – gasp! – a denim shirt and jeans.
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