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Editorial

This Ralph Lauren collection was inspired by engines, in line with the designer’s passion for cars. The coating on a metallic gold parka worn over a dinner jacket was inspired by the fire-retardant engine cladding on the MacLaren Formula 1 car that is part of Lauren’s collection. Other references to cars included mechanic’s overalls, art deco-style travel and sports event posters reworked and then inlaid into jumpers or as stencils stuck to outerwear. Of course, there was also the customary Lauren man navy-inspired fare, with double-breasted blazers and cardigans with gold buttons, white trousers and shorts, and high-necked sailor sweaters.