Like this post and want more like it, more often? Help keep Ivy Style going for another decade.
* * *
There’s much brand news to catch up on over the next couple of weeks. We start with Ralph Lauren, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last night with a fashion show in Central Park, complete with threadbare oriental rugs for a catwalk. A scan of the men’s looks on the runway revealed that most were rather outré for our tastes here, which is to be expected at a high-profile fashion show:
You can visit the RL site to watch a video of the event, and this page features the shopable men’s looks.
The runway looks seem to overlap with another collection recently unveiled on the site entitled University, harkening back to the 1990s entry-level brand of the same name (more or less: actually it was called Polo University Club). While the copywriting doesn’t invoke Ivy specifically, it employs “classic collegiate” as well as “university,” so we’ll go ahead and file this post under Ivy Trendwatch. Below are an assortment of images. It’s nice to see the return of the clubby environment, and yes there’s a plethora of logos, as well as excessive stylings and juxtapositions. As always, don’t take the looks too literally, and it will be interesting to see how the collection does with the younger guys and how big the trend gets.
I may stop by the Rhinelander mansion tomorrow and will take snaps for a follow-up. In the meantime, start laying out your Sunday best, and bon week-end. — CC