Ralph Lauren’s fall/winter 2022 runway, held on March 22, was a dynamic comeback from the pandemic crisis, with an outstanding show.
Where the runway took place
Since 2019, the fw22 collection is the first house’s show. This time the event took place at New York’s Museum of modern art (MoMa). Through the decoration the designer wanted us to visualize the runway as if we were him, sitting in his living room and watching something delightful, with a Central Park view outside the window. That was achieved with a combination of big-armed, black, lounged chairs, white setees, and black and white photographs of the Central Park view.
The light atmosphere was also an outcome of the models’ slight interaction with the audience, without losing its solemnity, a warm look, and a slight smile. Among the spectators were Eric Adams, mayor of NYC, and Janelle Monáe, who had performed in Ralph Lauren’s presentation of the Fall 2019 Collection. The actresses Lily Collins and Jessica Chastain were present as well.
The runway opening and the runway flux
The evening started with supermodel Gigi Hadid, wearing a black knitted sweater with a white monogram of the house, straight-line pants, spectator-style heels, and a Ricky bag. As the show was unfolding it was obvious that the dominating colors were black and white, with some grey tones and a touch of passionate red. The classic elegance of Ralph Lauren’s design and tailoring was the characteristic feature of this collection this year.
A more specific look on the collection
The casual looks comprised trousers of black and white colors and on the top, shirts or knitted nordic sweaters. A special outfit with a sweater was a long black skirt with a wide belt. For more formal occasion suits would be perfect, some of them were shimmering, and it could become an unexpected evening appearance. Now the evening gowns were classy with precise cuts intended to flatter, one with a red strapless top and a big red bow in the back, making a perfect contrast with the black bottom part of the dress.
There was also a more athletic series, some of them were referring to horse riding, with equestrian boots. The shoes were velvet heels, spectator-style shoes, Chelsea boots, and the equestrian. As for the bags, there were some of the most famous of the brand. Wellington in different variations such as the doctor bag and Ricky clutch proposed. The Deco Frame Bag new style was introduced in both velvet and calfskin, as an evening suggestion. There were also details in the looks such as hats.
In the menswear collection, again, sweaters were shown with strip lines and plaid motives, paired with straight line pants. The suits were thriving with different fabrics and designing patterns, strip lines, and tartan plaid. Inside the jackets, polo necks and shirts with ties.
More athletic looks had a stripe on the sides of the trousers. Also here, horse riding clothes were presented. The outerwear, short and long coats in red and black combinations for the cold days of winter. The shoes were mostly oxfords and velvet loafers.