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This week's designer in focus: Ralph Lauren

This week's designer in focus is American designer, Ralph Lauren. Ralph Lauren began designing for men only, back as early as 1968 and worked for his own label, Polo Fashions. Ralph Lauren later branched into women's fashion and is wasn't until much later that Polo fashions became a public company in 1997, trading as Polo Ralph Lauren, as it is known today.


Ralph Lauren have several labels, so for those of you new to this designer, it can be a little bit overwhelming. I will share three of my preferred labels with you.

The Blue Label collection is perhaps the more affordable of the ranges. The label is renowned for the famous multi-coloured polo shirts, sporting the famous polo player in contrasting colours. The Blue Label collection is my go-to label for classic pieces, especially classic button-down shirts, which I wear to work.


The Black Label Collection is my favourite label for special pieces to be worn after five. In particular, I am a huge fan of the cashmere from this collection. It is exquisite.

  
Last of all, the "creme de la creme" of Ralph Lauren is the Purple Label or as it is more recently referred to as the Ralph Lauren Collection, which offers evening wear in the most sumptuous of fabrics. These garments are to die for.



I have to say Ralph Lauren is still high on my list of preferred designers as the garments do stand the test of time, are sophisticated and classic, three vital components of having a wearable, workable closet. 

Until next time, 
stay stylish!

Yours in style,
Suzi x 

images care of Ralph Lauren (c/o Google images)








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