Ralph Lauren's worldly styles for fall '12
RENEE MINUS WHITE Fashion & Beauty Editor | 6/1/2012, 2:22 p.m.
"I have always had a clear vision. I wanted to develop quality and create a whole world around that. It means taking risks, going with what you feel, but never losing sight of your vision and conviction," stated Ralph Lauren. With these words, Ralph Lauren defined the philosophy upon which he has built a global lifestyle brand that represents the best in American design.
Lauren's fall 2012 show at Lincoln Center for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week was absolutely outstanding. His collection is exemplified by understated sophistication and the utmost attention to detail.
Lauren is one of the world's most innovative design and business leaders. As a cultural fashion icon, he has built a multibillion-dollar global brand over the past 10 years. Lauren's career has spanned four decades, resulting in numerous unique tributes for his role within the industry.
He is the only designer to receive the council of Fashion Designers' (CDFA) four highest honors. In celebration of his contribution to American style, he was also among the first designers inducted into the Fashion Walk of Fame in June 2000. Lauren has also been acknowledged for his groundbreaking initiatives in sports marketing, website and mobile technology, as well as his signature cinematic advertising campaigns and retail concepts.
For over 42 years, Lauren has cultivated the iconography of America into a global lifestyle empire. Whether a reflection of the New England coast, Native American culture or Hollywood glamour, Lauren embodies an expression of timeless style that is recognized and coveted around the world. Today, his company is a leader in design, marketing and distribution of premium lifestyle products in four categories: apparel, home, accessories and fragrances.