Over the last several years, New York–based artist Carlton Scott Sturgill has built an unusual collection of discarded Ralph Lauren shirts. But rather than dropping them at the nearest thrift store, he turned the haul into an eco-friendly project, creating realistic rose bushes at the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

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Designed in collaboration with Arts Gowanus and the NY Department of Transportation, Carlton’s “faux garden” features pinstriped and brightly colored roses. The floral sculpture is a bit of a contrast with its surroundings at the canalwhich is famously known as an illegal garbage dumping ground. 

Now, I thought I was crafty when I turned a pair of old jeans into “jorts” last summer. After seeing this talented artist turn castoffs into works of art, I found some serious inspiration for my next DIY project. Watch out, Pinterest.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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October 20, 2014

A good cause and a great designer go hand in hand. And yesterday, the all-American Ralph Lauren made strides in the fight against breast cancer with the launch of the Pink Pony Fund.

On the heels of his much-talked-about 4D virtual runway show, Ralph is asking his social media audience to spread the word. Simply post a picture holding a supportive message with the hashtag #PinkPonyPromise. For every single “share,” $10 will be donated to the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care and Prevention and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

The campaign hopes to raise $1 million in just a few days. Well, his Spring 2015 show went pretty viral, and I have no doubts this will do the same.

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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October 8, 2014

On Monday night, all-American design house Ralph Lauren launched its first-ever Polo Ralph Lauren womenswear collection at Central Park’s Cherry Hill. And this was no typical runway. Instead, holographic models were projected on a 60-foot-tall, 150-foot-wide screen of water for a 4D fashion show. Yes, a wall of H2O (the fourth dimension).

The presentation paid true homage to New York and featured prefilmed models in front of dreamy cityscapes like the Brooklyn Bridge and the High Line. Each high-definition scene transitioned seamlessly into the next, offering a fusion of technology, art, and, of course, fashion.

The front row was packed with A-listers like Vogue’s editor in chief Anna Wintour, as well as models Karolina Kurkova and Karlie Kloss (no strangers to NYFW). Model-of-the-moment Kendall Jenner even dubbed the event worthy of her Instagram. Can you blame her?

By Mairead McGonagle, Staff Writer

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September 10, 2014

 
With no shortage of formal affairs this week, celebs had every excuse to dress to the nines. From walking the red carpet at Cannes to a charity fete with the Duke of Cambridge, I’m drawing inspiration from the stars below for my next gala (though I may not be rubbing shoulders with royalty anytime soon).

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  1. Cate Blanchett in Ralph Lauren at the Royal Marsden charity dinner, held at Windsor Castle.
  2. Blake Lively in Gucci Première attending the Grace of Monaco premiere and opening ceremony at the Cannes Film Festival.
  3. Lily James in Ralph Lauren Collection, also at the Royal Marsden charity dinner.

 

By Nicole Andrew, Fashion Editor

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May 16, 2014

Awards season isn’t letting up anytime soon. Next on the list? The Oscars – and when it comes to Academy fashion, we’re totally on board with Hollywood stylist Brad Goreski’s dress predictions.

1. Jennifer Lawrence recently signed on for three more years with Christian Dior. So we all know what she’s wearing.

2. Goreski wants to see Sandra Bullock in Versace, and why not? Gaga isn’t the only girl who can rock it.

3. Claiming with confidence that Cate Blanchett will likely wear Givenchy, we think this stylist may have just have insider information.

4. Lupita Nyong’o has been lighting up the red carpet in American designs. So, Goreski thinks it’s time she works it the Parisian way – in Chanel.

5. We didn’t get a prediction on this one, but we’re putting our money on Amy Adams wearing Ralph Lauren.

Can’t get enough Pinterest inspiration? Check out past boards that caught our eye.

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February 4, 2014

It looks like Victoria Beckham has yet another win to add to her long list of accomplishments. Just the other day, Bing announced its “Top Bing Searches for 2013,” and the ex–Spice Girl topped the list of most-searched fashion designers. The fact that she launched an e-commerce site this year may have something to do with it, or maybe it’s just that she is insanely popular (along with her husband).

Either way, seems she’s in pretty good company – Michael Kors (last year’s top dog) and Ralph Lauren rounded out the top three.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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December 4, 2013

Prepsters, rejoice. Rugby Ralph Lauren is almost here, and with it, the answer to your Ivy-inspired apparel dreams. While you may already know Rugby’s look – old-school gone edgy – quite well, a rundown on the brand’s background can only intensify the love, right? (Right.)

The brand launched in 2004, as a younger, edgier take on that American-style prep its parent company, Polo Ralph Lauren, is known for.

Not sure if it’s Rugby Ralph Lauren? If the rich materials, delicious structures, and ubiquitous plaids aren’t a dead giveaway, then look for a skull and crossbones motif, or “R.L.F.C.” – two of the brand’s most recognizable logos.

Rugby Ralph Lauren’s staple product is – you guessed it – the rugby shirt. Originally, the shirts were produced in the school colors of the college towns in which Rugby stores resided.

Taylor Swift is a fanNeed we say more?

Our Rugby Ralph Lauren Women Boutique opens Wednesday, December 12, at 11AM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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December 12, 2012