Ralph Lauren’s refined all-female crew is ready to set sail. With captain’s caps and practical handbags, the 48 seafaring ladies headed towards their yacht in nautical red, white and blue (the classic American colours). Sailor stripes appeared on vests and t-shirts and masculine shirts, worn with harem or loose calf-length pants and cork wedge sandals, while dresses and skirts were light and fluid, casual and mainly solid colour, except for the blue and white stripes in the finale. With the exception of a series of leather pieces, suit jackets and trousers, which added a touch of rigour, the entire collection played on a preppy-sporty style at which the Americans excel.