Ralph Lauren's Resort 2016 collection was filled with all the typical things that Lauren does well and somewhat aggravatingly, does OFTEN! Horse-y Equestrian, Denim, Neutrals, all present and accounted for. This time around though, the looks came off as fresh, Inviting even, Luxe and Casual in equal measure and ready for the Boardroom, Selfie or Private Jet, conversely they also had the appeal that could speak to a Working Mom with Style, the preppy Equestrienne and all those in-between layers of the Strata that make up the Fashion Spectacle.
In layman's terms, it was a damn good collection! A Singularly Sensational Tan pantsuit with a punchy Flame Orange shirt was near Perfect, as was the highlight look of the collection, a Simple. Clean, Pristine White shirt paired with a White topstitched Black Denim Mermaid skirt! SUBLIME! And lest we forget the Beach-y/City easy White Shirtdress on Herieth Paul that just KILLED It! DEAD! Lauren and his team whipped this Resort collection into quite Taut and Sleek shape and Exalted the icons of RL Dressing 101 into outfits that were anything other than Basic! It was a Breath of Fresh Air, and hopefully, more of this is to come for the label... It SORELY Needs It!