Ralph Lauren has chosen to combine the Fall 2021 men’s and women’s collections in a three and a half-minute film embodying pure elegance, with Milan as the backdrop. And a soundtrack that will stick in your head for the rest of the day.
Are traditional fashion shows truly a thing of the past? That’s what Ralph Lauren seems to believe in any case. The designer is presenting his fall collections in film format under the fitting title ‘An American in Milan’. Mixing genres (women wearing caps put the world to rights on café terraces and whistle at passing men) and styles (the strict business suit boldly joins forces with country tweed), this escape to Milan is above all an extraordinary exercise in fashion. Ralph Lauren at the prime of his craft.
“There is something about Milan that touches me”, says Ralph Lauren. “The romance of winding cobbled streets, the rich patina of ancient facades and wrought-iron balconies, the mystery of hidden courtyards and small cafés, the sound of bells marking the time of day [...]. These are the things woven together that inspired [...] my fall collections for women and men”.
The women’s Fall 2021 collection brings the great classics back to the forefront with cashmere and Prince of Wales checks, in seasonal colours and cuts taken straight out of the male wardrobe. With a retro touch that we particularly like. The shoes and accessories from the Welington Collection feature stirrups as a recurring theme, notably seen on the fabulous Stirrup watch. A nod to the brand’s equestrian heritage (did someone say polo?).
For men, it’s all about Milanese style and nipped-waisted silhouettes. And for the Purple Label collection, in the form of business suits. Our favourite has to be the tailored cuts and the wide-lapel jackets, a Ralph Laurent speciality that will never tire. And for a weekend look, the tweeds woven in England are embellished with traditional Scottish motifs. As for the accessories, they’d fit right into a hunting party in Sologne, a car rally in the Black Forest or a romantic getaway in the Lombardy countryside.
And you may recognise the song that switches between French and Italian. Dalida’s version of Ciao Ciao Bambina, the hit by Domenico Modugno who represented Italy at the 1959 Eurovision.
Pictures courtesy @Ralph Lauren
Infos : Ralphlauren.fr
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