Last week during New York Fashion Week, Ralph Lauren graced the runway with an oriental theme for his 2011 fall runway show. Shanghai and Beijing are on the horizon and Ralph Lauren's source for inspiration this season.
This season’s collection was bursting with the glamour and sophistication of the 1930’s marrying Art Deco and Chinoiserie influences. “I see it as relevant and modern now” says the designer.
Models donned jade and coral earrings, bright red lipstick and sleek side partings as if they were walking straight out of a 1930’s magazine. The vibe was very Asian-fusion especially with the Chinese models on the runway - quite rare as European models usually dominate the fashion industry. We always associate Ralph Lauren’s collections with doe-eyed blondes in neutrals and leathers or bohemian prints so this was quite refreshing and different.
Crisp white shirt tucked into a pair of wool trousers
Glossy fabrics nearly as reflective as the lacquered runway
Chinese LBD that will never go out of style (the back is very sexy, check out their runway video)
Makeup artist Tom Pecheux said, “The whole collection is based on the movie ‘The Last Emperor.’” He went for clean, glowing skin and smudged the outer corner of the eye with mascara and eyeliner for an Asian look.
Red, matte lipstick stain brings drama to the face
Center part with low ponytail and sleek hair with alot of shine