Gem Safari at Ralph Lauren
Military uniforms have been an important influence in the collections for Spring 2015. So has Asia. Ralph Lauren combined the two, with khaki safari wear and jumpsuits and brilliant sari-like silks. The crowning touch on the Passage-to-India vibe were brilliantly colored lavish jewels that were worthy of a maharajah. The shiny textures and beading combined with the casual army drab colors were striking. I just loved the combination of the neutral palette and the rainbow of gems. (There were some cool gold-washed bags as well.) What do you think? Is the overall effect too costume party with costume jewels? I am not sure if the jewelry was faux or fine (Ralph has a new fine jewelry line so it could be real.) But it will inspire me to combine more gem colors more often. How about you?