Ralph Lauren Resort 2013 Collection

Ralph Lauren Resort 2013

Ralph Lauren Resort 2013 Collection

For his first precollection showing in four years, Ralph Lauren concocted a brightly colored Resort 2013 offering of modern classics designed to lift spirits and inspire optimism. "Because of the mood in Europe, I thought it was time to do something happy and strong," Lauren said — and what could be happier or stronger than a double-breasted suit in hot pink, or the multicolored plaid applied to a dress and skirt? On the off chance that his customers won't respond to, say, the lemon-yellow leather jacket or highlighter-green bootcut leather trousers accented with a tuxedo stripe of fringe, Lauren created an array of dresses, safari jackets, and wide-legged pants in khaki.

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