Ralph Lauren Womenswear A/W11

Influenced by Chinese mythology, silver-gilded biker jackets and tuxedos gave a sleek and stylish feel to evening wear

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After last season's Western theme, Mr Lauren scaled back on the extravaganza for his Autumn Winter show and waged all his money on a sleek, elegant and slightly Chinese mythology inspired collection. Starting off completely monochrome, we saw black trousers and beautiful white silk blouses, sometimes under double breasted tailoring. A tougher attitude was visible through biker jackets and floor long leather trench coats. Many of the pieces sported silver embroideries and a few coats had colourful dragon patterns, a clear hint towards Lauren's nod towards Asia for this collection. Brown tweed jackets and moss green tops took us back to Europe, and the first section was closed by a gorgeously deep purple double breasted coat with a over sized black fur collar. We then moved onto to evening wear and a few floor long silk dresses in red, black and green appeared. Tuxedo jackets with either skirts or trousers mixed with more silver embroideries, flowing silk skirts and the last look which was a slim black dress adorned in silver details and a swim hat-looking silver beaded hat. 

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