Runway Comments

Ralph Lauren SS16 – Because Real Style Lasts Forever

Written by: Zanita Whittington

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I first developed my obsession with the Fashion Industry when I was a little kid, around the beginning of the 90’s. I loved everything about it – the models, the clothes, the editorials. I would steal magazines like Elle and Bazaar from my Mum’s friends (my Mum didn’t read them) pore over the images and try to remember all the names. Till this day, 80/90s photography greats Bruce Weber and Peter Lindbergh are the men who taught me (indirectly) how to capture beauty and in a photograph (should also mention that these two gentleman are still great!). It’s also the runway shows of the 80’s/90’s that enthralled me, the effortless but astounding beauty and the laid back glamour of the ‘All-American’ girl.

And then there’s Ralph Lauren.

Iconic is the word that comes immediately to mind and it was a delight to see this beautiful new/classic collection in motion. My dream would be to bundle up the whole lot and steal it away to shoot on the French Riviera… with Claudia Schiffer to model it for me! Or maybe Robyn Lawley!  Something along the lines of THIS editorial. Can you picture it?

Two pieces I’d love in my wardrobe – the multicoloured trench, which I adore  – and then the leather lace up hoodie which is basically the definition of laid-back luxury.

I hope you like my imagery of the Ralph Lauren SS16 NYFW – and of course, our new logo which I really represents our little team. So proud!

Photography and Editing, Zanita Whittington