Dubai, United Arab Emirates - 16 June 2019: Ralph Lauren explores nautical style for Spring 2020, inspired by an exquisite dream of yachting along the Italian Riviera. He reimagines the vibrant, graphic colors of sailing pennants and vintage posters to showcase the spectrum of day-to-evening elegance—all in easy, lightweight fabrications perfectly suited to spring destinations.
Eveningwear makes a bold statement in double- and single-breasted silhouettes cut from bright hues of lightweight silk shantung, each paired with contrasting fine-gauge turtlenecks. For day, multi-color cashmere plaid sportscoats are worn with solid silk trousers, while a refined head-to-toe navy Ralph Suit balances the vibrant offering with contemporary, monochromatic elegance.
Tailoring takes a more neutral turn with soft tone-on-tone combinations of wool-gaberdine, representing the chic ease of dressing for an international lifestyle. Feather-weight grey suits are paired with tan accessories for a luxurious Riviera evening feel. Safari-style linen shirts, mocha-colored dinner jackets, and matte gaberdine trench coats stand out as unique pieces in the ultimate spring travel wardrobe.
Navy anchors the sportswear assortment of bright, seaside hues ranging from regatta red and sunshine yellow to melon orange, spring green, and royal blue. The colorful group plays with Art Deco poster motifs, featuring sailboats, yachts, and lighthouses reinterpreted on fine-gauge knits and iconic Polo Shirts. RLX technical performance fabrics bring a modern energy to the mix, including a new luxe nylon colorblocked jacket finished with seam-sealed construction—a nod to the tradition of classic foul-weather boating gear.
The season's red, white, and blue sportswear is rich with naval references, such as distinguished officer's jackets, wide-leg sailor denim, nautical-stripe knits, and waterproof sailing jackets. Graphic details appear as racing dials on outerwear shells, as well as the Polo Bear, who makes his signature appearance wearing a double-breasted officer's blazer on a super-soft navy crewneck sweater. Polk-a-dot scarves, anchor belts, toggle closures, and traditional espadrilles complete the maritime-chic sensibility.