Lauren Ralph Lauren is taking on the classics

For our May fashion shoot, we worked exclusively with Lauren Ralph Lauren to create a timeless shoot that feels thoroughly modern.

Founded in 1996, Lauren Ralph Lauren has always had a nod to its parent company’s American heritage and equestrian sensibility. Sportswear and active wear are amongst its key pillars along with classic denim, feminine dresses and much more.

And when The Weekly received the Autumn collection for a sneak peek, we were immediately inspired and quickly paid homage to timeless separates in tweed, plaid, fair isle knits and mixed florals that Lauren Ralph Lauren is known for, whilst putting our twist to create looks for the Women’s Weekly reader for cooler days ahead.

Fair Aisle Fun: Lizzy (left) wears checked plaid wool-blend bomber jacket, $529. Bullion cable-knit cotton jumper, $249. Fair Isle wool-blend skirt, $469. Cece (right) wears belted tweed jacquard blazer, $599. Fair Isle wool blend jumper, $429. Denim shirt, $189. Plaid ruffle-trim georgette skirt, $269.

A glorious mix of luxurious textures fit for a seasoned traveller, the global traveller – a classic Lauren muse – is front and centre. With the collection we are taken on a global journey starting in Jodphur, India, continuing north to the English countryside, across the Pacific to upstate New York and finally landing in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, where The Weekly team put together an edit of some of their favourites, with a shoot at Old Oak Stables for our May issue.

Florals & Tweed: Lizzy (left) wears double-breasted herringbone coat, $949. Ruffle-trim georgette blouse, $289. Silk-blend roll neck top, $219. Belted ponte cargo pant, $299.
Cece (right) wears checked plaid wool-blend blazer, $599. Cashmere crew neck jumper, $419. Ruffle trim georgette skirt, $389. Leather concho skinny belt, $179.

“I’m a long-time fan of the brand,” says The Weekly’s Style Director Mattie Cronan. “This new collection from Lauren Ralph Lauren has all the elements beautiful prints, luxurious textures timeless yet modern styles while keeping an old-world sensibility.”

Blazer Business: Cece (left) wears bullion corduroy blazer, $479. Faux leather trim roll neck top, $219. Belted ponte cargo pant, $299.
Lizzy (right) wears crest-patch ponte blazer, $539. Silk-blend roll neck top, $219. Belted pleated cropped pants, $299.

To lean into the global theme, we called upon three international models to help showcase the latest looks. The first, Lizzy, is an Australian ex pat who for more than a decade has called New York home (but who we caught on a fleeting visit back to our shores). The second, Cece, is a Brit who lives between Sydney and the UK. And lastly, Charly Blue is a statuesque gelding hailing originally from Belgium but who now calls Australia home.

Stable Mate: Lizzy wears Lauren Ralph Lauren checked plaid wool-blend bomber jacket, $529. Faux leather trim roll neck top, $219. Fair Isle v-neck vest, $289. Belted pleated cropped pants, $299.

Charly’s owner Ruby is an accomplished showjumper and she and her mum Katharine have hosted us at Old Oak Stables today, Ruby made sure Charly’s silky brown coat and mane was on point for his first ever photoshoot.

Pony Club: Lizzy (left) wears Lauren Ralph Lauren double breasted wool-blend coat, $849. Belting print tie-front crepe shirtdress, $399. Silk-blend roll neck top, $219.
Cece (right) wears Lauren Ralph Lauren ribbed knit cotton- blend polo jumper, $219. Pleated corduroy culotte pant, $289. Wide concha medium belt, $139, Glen Plaid Jordynn crossbody bag, $609.

Mattie and her teams share style notes for these countryside classics as we move into the trans-seasonal autumnal months. As we are heading into the cooler months, we started with layering cotton and silk dresses with camel coats and scarves, to show you how to layer fine merino, cashmere and woollen knits with the cosiest textured jackets and outerwear.

Town & Country: Cece wears Lauren Ralph Lauren buckle trim shirtdress, $459.

“The collection has been a dream to work with, Lauren Ralph Lauren has an accessible price point which I love. Each piece is designed to be unique and stylish, with that can be worn separately, or as I like layer upon layer to create the ultimate Lauren look.”

To see more, pick up the May issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly and head to Lauren Ralph Lauren website or instore at Myer to shop these and more pieces.

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