Monday 15th October

| BY Dino Bonacic

Ralph Lauren Launch Menswear Capsule Collection at Mr Porter


Nothing beats a year-long birthday party. Just ask Ralph Lauren. The American designer opened the 50th anniversary of his namesake brand with a major show at New York Fashion Week. As over 100 looks walked down the Central Park catwalk, the puzzle of the image forming the past 50 years came together, with each part of the collection representing a particular element of the big story. All menswear and womenswear lines got their spotlight, telling one cohesive story of a legendary designer and his great ideas. And with half a century of experience, Mister Lauren knows we don’t like to wait to get our hands on these anniversary heritage fashions. Exactly 83 menswear pieces celebrating the brand’s big five-o are dropping at Mr Porter today, with something in there for everyone to indulge in.

The biggest part of this celebratory drop is the Polo Ralph Lauren collection, with its sportswear and collegiate vibes bringing in a bit of The Breakfast Club into the Autumnal wardrobe. It’s finally cold enough for some braided knits, eh? Then there’s the Purple Label, with its lush velvet dinner jackets in purple (get it?) and neutral cashmere roll-necks. This one is for the private members’ club evening à la American Psycho, sans the macabre bits. And then there’s the Indiana Jones adventurer in you, wearing the latest from the RRL collection, inspired by Lauren’s wild times  at his Colorado ranch. Shearlings and plaid shirts included, but you might need to bring your own lasso.

This is fifty years of America, ready to ship worldwide.

The Ralph Lauren capsule collection is launching on Mr Porter today, available online.