Ralph Lauren S/S 2016

Ralph Lauren S/S 2016
(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Mood board: It was a jaunt to the French Riviera that set the tone at Ralph Lauren this season. Drenched in a palette of red, white, caramel and blue, Lauren put forward his spin on Gallic chic with swarthy palazzo pants, athletic striped bodysuits, and a graphic sailboat motif that decorated tote bags and dresses, along with plenty of stripes.

Best in show: Ralph Lauren classics were viewed through a fresh lens this season. Gowns were realised in broadcloth shirting, champs de fleur linen and were infused with sporty details like cut-out bodices and racer backs. The classic double-breasted suit jacket also made appearances in camel or navy leather, giving softer looks a cool, yet polished edge.

Finishing touches: The air of ease continued into the collection's accessories offering. Cork and embroidered straw platform sandals slotted in nicely with leather sneakers and flat sandals. Handbags were also oversized and roomy and ranged from sophisticated canvas totes to more whimsical woven ones with postcard-style graphics.

Ralph Lauren S/S 2016

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Ralph Lauren S/S 2016

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Ralph Lauren S/S 2016

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

Ralph Lauren S/S 2016

(Image credit: Jason Lloyd-Evans)

INFORMATION

Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans

Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.