This year more than ever highly-acclaimed designers were mesmerized and inspired by the British countryside. Downton Abbey is the ultimate TV series which dazzled the world with its intriguing plot and amazing cast. This year we have the chance to slip into the skin of our favorite movie characters who don’t seek for any excuse to sport outstanding and unconventional ensembles. The Ralph Lauren Fall 2012 RTW collection resembled a complete symphony conducted by this beloved style godfather following the soundtrack of Downton Abbey.
The structure of the sizzling show was constructed on different levels and elaborated numerous themes. In the first movement or the ‘allegro’ we have a fascinating lineup of tomboy style suits inspired by one of the most impressive characters from the TV series, Lady Mary. In this section, masculine refinement meets grown-up glamor and uptown class. Double-breasted coats and fabulous suits along with silk and velvet ensembles earned the admiration of style critics and adventurous fashionistas.
The silver screen lure pervaded the complete collection of Ralph Lauren. The second theme makes reference to the flapper ear or the Jazz Age with its typical sparkle and extravagance. Juggling with oh-so-popular shades like gold and black is indeed the safest method for the exquisite designer to attract the attention of style fans. Moving to the dark side, we have the chance to spot a repertoire of all black dresses, dark colored suits and other evening looks embellished with Art Deco style silver and gold embroidery details. Claiming that the latest RL show was ‘versatile’ is an understatement! In fact, the laureate designer succeeded in taking us back and forth in time with an amazing presentation of flamboyant ensembles.
The fabulous symbiosis of hounds-tooth wool blazers and coats with body-conscious and silky evening gowns is one of the greatest innovations offered by Ralph Lauren for the upcoming season. The first class fabric selection which includes velvet, shearling and tweed reflected the creator’s consciousness of the fashion folds’ perennial need for versatility. Those who were in a hunt for surprising and unconventional outfit ideas were definitely thrilled by the sight of the cropped leather jacket armed up with golden details and teamed up with baggy pants. Accessories contributed to the heart-warming atmosphere which granted every fashion enthusiast with the privilege of indulging herself in a once in a lifetime experience. Masculine top hats, leather gloves and glitz-and-glamorous jewelries crowned the impressive outfits with an extra glam factor.
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