September 19th, 2006
Photo Credit: NY Metro
Key Takeaways: For Ralph Lauren, it does matter if it’s black or white. The entire collection, with the exception of some metallic silver pieces, was characterized by the two classic hues. Menswear-as-womenswear also dominated the runway, though we did spot some ultra-feminine frocks. Straying from the volume trend, Ralph did his own thing and stuck with his signature sleek tailoring.
Color Palette: Black, white, and some metallic silver.
Silhouettes: Polo shirts, fitted A-line skirts, menswear-inspired vests, button-down shirts with tuxedo accents, bermuda shorts, camisole jersey dresses, and flapper-like dresses.
Accessories Report: Most of the models wore fedoras, some petite, some large. They also carried enormous black satchels and sported neckties. Black belts featured large square buckles.
What’s Wearable: All the pieces in this collection are wearable, but it depends on your personal style. If you don’t fancy menswear-as-womenswear, you can take your favorite pieces and pair them with more feminine articles.
What’s Not Wearable: One model wore a turban-like cap that we wouldn’t recommend sporting.