A designer who is as timeless as the collections that he debuts, Ralph Lauren takes style to extraordinary boundaries. Having the most prestigious of customers, the Ralph Lauren label has become somewhat of a status symbol in the celebrity world and within royal circles.
Ralph Lauren Polo has outfitted those with a a desire to rise up from the rest of the crowd. One of the greatest honors was the opportunity to design Team USA outfits for the Olympic games. Lauren also designed the official outfits for the Paralympic Teams in the London Games of 2012. Never before have we been so proud to show our patriotic colors of red, white and blue.
Branching out far and beyond, Ralph Lauren decided that designing and producing clothing was simply not enough. He now designs iconic watches and gorgeous jewelry, bedding and bath essentials, various types of home decor items including lighting made of fine craftsmanship and he has even targeted the animal population, designing raincoats and sweaters for pets. After all, who wouldn’t want to wear Ralph Lauren ?
The world of Ralph Lauren has turned into its own universe, catering to all kinds of women, men, children, teens and even babies. The RL Magazine has become known as one of the top luxury lifestyle journals and even the Ralph Lauren Restaurants are an extension of the culinary arts designed for those with superb taste, recognizing outstanding cuisine.
Most recently, Lauren was thrown eagerly into the spotlight with the presentation of his Resort Collection 2015 for the woman who knows her exact style and exemplifies amazing self-confidence. It is undeniably St. Tropez all the way through the summer with chic tailored suits and dresses, taking inspiration from the influence of menswear. Polka dots and stripes are quite prevalent on many of the pieces. Simplicity speaks rather loudly in neutral colors of black, navy and ivory which are dressed up in unique ways.
Crepe wrap coats, silky sweaters, stylish pencil skirts, chiffon side slit skirts leaving much to the imagination, tunics and cardigans display that classic touch that only Ralph Lauren can perfect. Daytime dressing saw such extravagance as the ivory/dark navy ostrich feather cape and the dark navy silk sweater with beaded neckline.
However, there is nothing quite like the full moon rising on Lauren’s horizon. Pairing rich gold with domineering navy makes for an extremely elegant combination. Perhaps that is best represented with the dark navy column dress with gold leather shoulder detail or the ivory silk organza flutter sleeve blouse with gold leather cumberbund paired with ivory wool crepe pants. Nothing shapes up the complete picture better than the Lauren accessories such as gold lizard platforms sandals and pumps, drawstring bags in gold or black, wedges of gold and gold specchio hi-top sneaker. The atmosphere where the runway show was held was chic with large crystal chandeliers hanging from above and a sense of finesse as guests skimmed the room. This was the Ralph Lauren Flagship Store on Madison Avenue in New York City.
Not only is Ralph Lauren a strong force in the fashion industry, but philanthropy suits him just fine as well. He co-founded the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown University and supporting cancer initiatives has always struck a sensitive and generous chord with him. He is also known for the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention. We all are familiar with the “Pink Pony Fund”, a worldwide initiative in the fight against cancer, and just recently this year, he has partnered with The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust to fund a new state-of-the-art breast cancer research facility.
The achievements are many, the designs are eternal season after season and the label can only be described as everlasting. It is all because of the designer behind that curtain known as Ralph Lauren who has become a leader in setting the fashion trends with a first-class following.