An American Fashion Legend: Ralph Lauren Brand Celebrates 50 Years At NYFW
Ralph Lauren dazzled the crowd with over 100 looks this Friday for his Fall 2019 collection, which happened to be the brand's 50th birthday. His crowd of course, meaning an extensive list of celebrity A-Listers who came out for the occasion, including names like Kanye West, Oprah, Hillary Clinton, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively, and Martha Stewart.
There was plenty to celebrate for Ralph Lauren and his five-decade long American lifestyle brand. Ralph Lauren is one of the most signature American brands, and definitely one of the most anticipated shows on the lineup of every NYFW. Celebrating 50 year of the American-treasured brand is also celebrating 50 years of American lifestyle. (What would we do without Lauren's designs for team USA at the Olympic opening ceremonies)?
It wouldn't be a true Ralph Lauren show without the inclusion of his most signature sportswear pieces, like jersey sweatshirts, varsity jackets, military coats, rugby stripes, plaid, and tough denim. Lauren refreshed these looks yet again for an all-American look, and even challenged the viewers to imagine themselves and families in the brand's line in the last 40 looks.
Imagine yourself in some of my favorite trends that I took from the show that you can try this fall for yourself.
Lauren threw some unexpected curveballs this time around, including the neutral leopard pattern with plaids, velvets and even aztec designs.
There were many different combinations of blazers, but this pairing spoke to me because of the contrasting stripes and inclusion of dainty lace.
It's so much easier to fall in love with a collection when you can truly picture yourself and your family wearing it. But be warned, if you go over all of the family pictures enough times, you may accidentally start planning Christmas card outfits with your non-existent husband and children.
Showing that this fabric is not just a trend, Lauren incorporates long, luxurious dresses into his collection in sophisticated ways. Most notably were the maxi-dresses with long aztec sweaters, jewel-tone shoes, and my favorite, a plaid flannel with a belt.
Lauren tied all of his ideas throughout the show into these patchwork pieces. My favorite patchwork look from the show was number six, because it incorporated velvets, a max-length skirt, classic plaid, and jewel tones.