Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 Review
Looks from the Ralph Lauren Spring 2012 collection
Show: Ralph Lauren
Theme: Spring set in the 1920s
Hair: Guido Palau for Redken
Makeup: Tom Pecheux for Estee Lauder
Overall Takeaway: A peek inside Daisy Buchanan's closet
Ever wonder what it would be like to take a twirl through Daisy Buchanan's wardrobe for a season? So, apparently, did Ralph Lauren. For spring, he offered up the character's closet, complete with gowns, boleros, and menswear-inspired suits. (After all, the Daisy of today wouldn't wear just dresses.) The end result was one of the prettiest collections we've seen from the label.
A pastel palette opened the show, with a blue mohair sweater paired over a jade green top and a yellow daffodil floral skirt. These colors gave way to gorgeous ivory pieces, including an all-leather look that could stop traffic. A white silk top worn with wide leg trousers was so simple yet so lovely.
The show touched upon the concept of movement and flow that we've seen all week. The clothing was languid, and fell on the body just so. It takes talent to design what appears to be a simple, all-white satin gown and have it look like liquid rippling across the figure. Shimmery silver, celadon, and blush-colored gowns, dresses, and tops were set off with collars, capes, and boleros, all in ostrich feather.
There were also menswear pieces—no stranger to Ralph Lauren. We usually see a few suits worked into a collection. The double-breasted blazers (in white satin and hi-gloss silk) had exaggerated shoulders and were topped off with cloches. Effortless and oh so luxe.
In a week of highs and lows, this collection hit all the right notes. A perfect way to end things.