classic polo Articles about Ralph Lauren
September 13, 2012 By Booth Moore, Fashion Critic
NEW YORK Runway ole! Ralph Lauren tapped into the feeling of exoticism that has swept through several of the collections here this week, showing his Latin American themed spring summer line on Thursday, the final day of New York Fashion Week. The look: Luxe folk with Spanish and Latin American influences. Suede jackets and jodphurs with tooled leather details inspired by toreador costumes. Romantic poet blouses and crisp white broad cloth wrap shirts. Serape stripe shawls and slouchy hobo bags. Olympic Team’s opening ceremony sweaters were unveiled last month, the social media reaction to the star spangled red, white and blue patchwork knit cardigans was overwhelmingly negative. It seemed as if every armchair fashion critic with an Internet connection had his or her long knives out. Online responses ranged from one word critiques (“obnoxious,” “horrible”) to comparisons to ugly Christmas sweaters. Ross
Ralph Lauren, the crown prince of preppy, received more than $30 million in compensation in 2011 from the corporation he founded and of which he and his family control about 73%. He is on the Forbes list of billionaires. The Ralph Lauren firm physically produces nothing: It is a design,
marketing and licensing operation that hires factories to make its stuff. Olympic team deal since 2008. A men’s team shirt costs $425 and a woman’s skirt $498. Special Forces and a T shirt each cost $55. Fashion Week: Ralph Lauren debuts rugged new line on the runway
February 13, 2014 By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
Ralph Lauren made fashion news Thursday at New York Fashion Week by launching the first Polo women’s collection on the runway, showing 25 looks before his high end Collection pieces. He told the industry publication Women’s Wear Daily that he was launching the more rugged and sporty women’s collection to capitalize on the global popularity of the Polo brand name, which until now has only encompassed men’s wear. The pieces were more along the lines of what you’d see from a contemporary brand, with prices ($89 to $998)
Ralph Lauren has a new personal cause. Penney Co. Chief Executive Myron “Mike” Ullman III believes its biggest brand launch ever an exclusive line with Polo Ralph Lauren Corp. couldn’t happen at a better time. “We think given this competitive climate, we are very well positioned to take market share,” Ullman said. athletes are set to parade proudly behind the American flag in opening ceremonies later this month, but their made in China uniforms from designer Ralph Lauren are already creating a stir and it’s not just those wacky berets. The decision to have the red, white and blue uniforms manufactured in China has provoked a storm of criticism in Congress, where “made in America” is always a popular election year theme.