Ralph Lauren's affinity for Paris is widely known, therefore it was of no surprise to see the designer look to Deauville, the place where seafaring chic was invented for inspiration for his Spring/Summer 16 collection.
There was no fussing about here, Lauren's approach to interpreting his inspiration was quite straight forward. Incorporating navy, white and red, the ready-to-wear collection featured flowing skirts, body suits and jackets that played on the idea of the sailing lifestyle. Adding a twist to timeless classics, wide pleated pants were updated with ankle-cinching cuffs, fastened with gold button closures.
Separates played on the sporty chic that Lauren loves and is widely known for, however it was the unexpectedly bold, graphic sailboat print, in primary colours, in a giant scale that invited a modern-art feel to the collection.
Adding one more twist to a timelessly classic piece, Lauren finally sent six gowns down the runway – all of which were intricately constructed in unexpected blue-and-white cotton shirting stripes. If there is anyone who knows how to give a nautical nod to glamorous eveningwear, without a doubt it's Ralph Lauren.
Discover the collection in full via our gallery below...