Last week I stopped by the Ralph Lauren Madison Avenue flagship, where the collegiate trend was out in full force. I quickly and stealthily took some iPhone snapshots, and then chatted with what you might call the chief decorating officer. Together we expressed our curiosity as to how the fashion-consuming public will respond to the items.
As you will see, there is excessive late-stage mish-mashing of patterns and styles, including excessive patchwork and logos combined with frayed jeans and military garb. Older readers are advised to turn their eyes from such images, which are provided for entertainment and color-inspiration purposes only.
And so here we go: 42 mannequin outfits, plus a handful of bonus images for color and combo ideas. There may be an encore, so stay tuned. — CC