Sunday, August 16, 2009

Fall 2009 Fashion: Ralph Lauren Runway Collection

I've been sitting on these Ralph Lauren Fall 2009 runway pictures since they came out in the spring, so I suppose I should post them first. Besides, what better way to kick off the fall season than by jumping in the high fashion end?

I'm really feeling this collection. If you remember back to the Spring 2009 collection, the theme was African safari. This season blends British, Bohemian, and Eastern influences to conjure an image of estate living. Titled "Romantic Luxury," it's incredibly elegant and sophisticated. Plus, it's just so fall! Tweeds, silks, suede, and velvet give the collection a quintessential autumn air. The collection is divided into four "acts." Again, like with the spring collection, I only picked out few looks that really popped to me for brevity's sake. But if you like what you see, I recommend checking out the whole collection. There are many other gorgeous pieces. There's also really cool behind-the-scenes stuff and more information on the inspiration of the collection. Here we go! (As always, you can click on the images to make them their original, usually larger, size.)

Act I: Modern Nobility

"Sleek, slim-fitting pieces for day and evening alike create the perfect frame around your glamorous portrait. Structure and subdued elegance are the hallmarks of contemporary society chic."

Act II: English Rose

"Iconic tweeds contrast pale stain pants and cashmere sweaters in a frothy palate, polished off with sibtle wisps of artfully embellished scarves. Impeccable detailing yields luxe looks that embody the ease of estate style."

Act III: Bohemian Heiress

"Rich suede and velvet set the scene for looks that transition effortlessly from day to night. An intellectual confidence allows for the pairing of vintage coats and sweaters with exquisite evening dress."

Act IV: Eastern Odyssey

"Pale creams, pinks, and silvers embellished with Far Eastern-inspired embroidery create a bold glamour. The fabrics of the Silk Road – shearling, lame, tulle, satin, and, of course, silk – are a textural journey unto themselves."

As a bonus, check out the collection's accompanying ad campaign:

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