I have long been a fan of the Ralph Lauren brand. As an American, it’s hard not to be! He has an incredible ability to take our heritage and reinterpret it to be worn in a modern way. From the early days with cowboy fringe and Native American prints, to the more refined creations reflecting the grace and elegance of the Gatsby-esque 20s, he manages to create collection after collection of stunning and yet very wearable pieces. And now he has done it again with the latest RL offering Polo for Women…
The line is made of three different feels reflecting three very different ladies. The first that you will see when you walk in the shop is the “Downtown Girl”. This is a girl who struts down the streets of NY’s Soho after summering in Europe… She mixes American elements with those found abroad, and ends up wearing a lot of black but with texture, so there is still visual interest to her look. She loves leggings or thigh high socks and tops her look off with a beret! She opts for a pop of high intensity colour rather than a slew of prints. There is a moderate dash of prepster to her look, with a smattering of plaid pieces and a crest here or there.
Take a right and you will land in the “Romantic Rebel” section of the store. This is for the girl that mixes masculine and feminine into one look. She will take a flowing floral dress and toss on a tweed blazer or distressed vintage inspired leather and a shearling vest on top. She ends up having a bit of a grunge vibe, but still looks quite put together and, of course, effortlessly cool. Feel free to work the layers with this look and mix retro and rocker to come up with a look that is distinctly your own!
Around to the left you will fine a range of very outdoorsy and rugged pieces called the “Chic Americana” collection. I was instantly drawn to this section of the store as I could picture myself wrapped in the chunky knits anddistressed jeans sitting by the fireside making smores! The jackets ranged from a quilted meets Buffalo plaid, to cowboy fringe, to a parka with a removable faux fur lining and hood- a jacket for every season. I loved the easy to wear red flannel shirt with the suede shoulder patch. It was incredibly soft and could be layered easily for HK’s fickle temps. Now I just need to find a campfire in HK…
This is a line that I can see myself shopping again and again. The trends that are featured are done in a simple way, allowing you to wear a piece for years and years to come. Leather vests, tweed blazers, fringe jackets are classics that can be styled a million different ways and brought back time and again. The fabrics are hearty and durable and the craftsmanship stays true to the RL brand. Be sure to pop in and try on this new line and see what girl you most relate to! The 20,000 square foot Ralph Lauren flagship just opened at Lee Gardens in Causeway Bay and not only carries the Polo line, but also the Ralph Lauren Collection, Purple Label and Black Label, along with loads of accessories and bags.
Ralph Lauren, RLC HK Lee Gardens, Shops no. 210-212, 2/F, Lee Gardens Two, 28 Yun Ping Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2577 9011, www.ralphlauren.asia
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