Ralph Lauren
By Anna Glassman

SOUTHWEST HIDEOUT New York: All manner of Americana is clearly written into Ralph Lauren’s design DNA, his label standing as a global emblem of …

Sep 13, 2012
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SOUTHWEST HIDEOUT
New York: All manner of Americana is clearly written into Ralph Lauren’s design DNA, his label standing as a global emblem of western fashion. For S/S 13 he took an ersatz ‘Bonnie’ of the classic gangster film on a trip to the southwest, spicing up her iconic flirtatious beret and jodhpurs with vibrant shades of turquoise, crafty beaded jewelry and tooled leather cuffs. Eventually his muse made a sharp turn even further south, her life on the lam leading her to Mexico, where she donned intricately beaded bullfighter Chaquetilla jackets and vests and adopted the pageantry of voluminous cotton ruffles. For evening the masquerade continued from beneath brimmed gaucho hats and Lauren indulged in a slew of worked textures, from swirling quilted patterns to ornate appliqué embroidery, perfect foils to floor length gowns in simple black, white and cherry red. —Nina Stotler

Silhouette: Fitted / Lean / Hourglass / Floor-skimming / Full and layered

Color: Clear turquoise / Black / Tangerine / Electric purple / Cherry red / Gold / White

Key Items: Ruffle front silk blouses / Macramé tank dresses / Fringed leather trousers / Jodhpur trousers / Cropped suede jackets / Straight leg stretch trousers / Mexican blanket coats / Retro skirt suits / Beaded tanks / Ruffled gowns

Materials: Sturdy leathers / Crisp cotton / Macramé / Brushed suede / Gabardine / Embroidered lace / Sheer chiffon / Brocade

Print + Pattern: Southwestern stripes / Florals / Menswear pinstripes / Brocade swirls

Details + Trim: Layered ruffles / Voluminous ruffle cuffs / Fringe / Tooled leather cuffs / Beading / Appliqué / Quilting

Accessories + Footwear: Classic wool berets / Layered glass bead necklaces / Bohemian beaded swing earrings / Nailhead stud hobo bags / Stitched leather belts / Southwestern cloth bags / Fringed silk scarves / Tooled leather shoulder bags / Filigree drop earrings

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