For Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show, the brand returned to the same location as his 40th in 2008, this time round at the famous Bethesda Terrace in Central Park. The show attendees included celebrities like Kanye West, Anna Wintour, Oprah Winfrey, Hillary Clinton, Jessica Chastain, Robert Di Niro, designer icons Tommy Hilfiger and Diane Von Furstenberg, to name a few.
“MY 50TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION IS INSPIRED BY THE TIMELESS HEROINE WHO THRIVES ON ORIGINALITY, CREATING HER OWN PERSONAL STYLE THROUGH AN ECLECTIC COMBINATION OF INFLUENCES, FROM A ROMANTIC KIND OF VINTAGE TO A BOLD, MODERN SOPHISTICATION. IN CELEBRATION OF 50 YEARS, I CELEBRATE A WOMAN’S FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION, HER STRENGTH AND INDIVIDUALITY.” Ralph Lauren
The western influences dominated the first half of the show, while the All-American cool was seen in the high-low mix of sequinned skirts and heavily embellished everyday wear paired with a cable-knit jumper for women and tailored tweed jackets worn with dungarees for men. The Polo brand was well represented, as was Ralph Lauren sport, ski and scholar chic.
The patchwork was one of the central motifs of the season. One of the standout looks was worn by model Gigi Hadid, a handmade patchwork gown of 132 separate patches united by zigzag stitching and embroidery. Requiring the skilled work of three master artisans, the gown showcases a patchworked American Flag—a symbol synonymous with RL style since the debut of the American Flag Sweater on his Fall 1989 runway, as well as Mr. Lauren’s personal commitment to the restoration of the Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History beginning in 1998.
But this show – which featured more than 150 models – wasn’t so much about the clothes as the Ralph Lauren concept. The second part summed it up best when models arrived with children, showing that Ralph Lauren is a brand that has mass market, cross-generational appeal.
“To design without fashion in mind, to design something that is legendary and timeless, is what I aspire to.” Ralph Lauren
For his first combined men’s and women’s show, Hugo Boss designer Ingo Wilts blended both collections as seamlessly as he did the brand’s trademark tailored looks with a fresh take on sportswear.
A suit fit for a king – In the year of Michael Jackson’s Diamond Birthday, we are celebrating an unforgettable moment in music history. In 1982, the King of Pop released his game-changing album “Thriller” and selected a white BOSS suit to wear for the cover art. “Thriller” remains the biggest selling album of all time, and the cover is an enduring statement of Michael Jackson’s timeless style.
Champion Athleticwear, makers of authentic athletic apparel, is bringing the brand to life in NYC with a store opening in SoHo. We’d love for you to join the invite-only launch event to celebrate the grand opening. Champion.com
Citi Taste of Tennis, a premier culinary and tennis event, brought together the world’s top tennis players (Venus Williams, 7-time Grand Slam Singles champion in photos) and New York’s award-winning chefs for an evening celebrating food and tennis.
Participating local area chefs included:
· Masaharu Morimoto – Morimoto
· Nicole Gajadhar – Saxon & Parole
· Catherine Medrano – The Regency Bar & Grill
· John Mooney – Bell, Book & Candle
· Mina Newman – Sen Sakana
· Jorge Espinzoa – Scarpetta
· Paolo Dorigato – Lugo Cucina Scarpetta
· Greg Rubin – American Cut Scarpetta
· Bill Peet – Tavern on the Green
· Sujan Sarkar – Baar Baar
· Matt Schindler – Charlie Palmer at The Knick
· Roxanne Spruance – Kingsley
· Juan Tourn – Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
You’ll get a sneak peek at what Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos is all about, as well as preview the latest from Ferrari & Maserati along with high-end audio, jewelry, private aviation, luxury destinations, apparel, fashion & more.
A Silent Auction shall benefit “The Team Todd Foundation” Supporting Pediatric Glioblastoma Research at Memorial Sloan Kettering helping children with brain cancer. TeamToddFoundation.org
Katy Perry has put her heart and sole into this new project. Along with being a celebrated songstress, the 13-time Grammy nominee has also evolved into a fashionista all her own over the course of more than a decade in the spotlight.
Katy Perry’s vision, eye for detail and cheeky spirit give her footwear collection a distinct personality.
Inspired by Katy’s travels, humor and extraordinary imagination, the footwear reflect her whimsical approach towards life.
Kendall + Kylie eyewear collection. The optical frames are inspired by Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s personal styles, and also reflect the duality of their distinct fashion perspectives. Sleek and elegant with an edgy aesthetic, the collection offers prominent silhouettes made of metals and acetates with the brand’s signature detailing. Fully encapsulating Kendall and Kylie Jenner’s glamorous lives, their eyewear aims to transform wearers into their multifaceted, fast-paced and glamorous lifestyle. Kendall-Kylie.com
MyCharge is a Michigan-based manufacturer of portable charging solutions and has been first to offer the most advanced solutions for a multitude of needs. “We know how important it is to stay connected to the people and things you love, and we work passionately to create products that do just this.”
“Our devices integrate built–in charging cords that emphasize portability and versatility, and powerful lithium polymer batteries that allow you to quickly charge your smartphone, tablet and other devices so they’re ready when you need them.” From power banks to power cases, the diverse set of innovative myCharge solutions ensure you’ll never be stranded again. Ditch your dependency on cables and wall outlets – and let myCharge make your life a bit easier. MyCharge.com