Ralph Lauren Releases New Vintage Collection

By Paul Joseph

American fashion house Ralph Lauren has launched The Western Collection - a new vintage range featuring popular pieces from the brand’s archives.

The new range features a host of classic Ralph Lauren items, including a hand-painted fringed jacket, a patchwork Prairie skirt, and a hand-crafted leather saddle bag.

The Western Collection is accompanied by a e-book called RL Vintage, featuring a foreword by Ralph Lauren, the brand’s founder.

Writing in the book, he said: "I am happy to welcome you to RL Vintage, a very personal experience for collectors who share my love of craftsmanship, patina, heritage and personal style.

"Since my childhood, I have been drawn to old things: faded workshirts, weathered jean jackets, military uniforms, Navajo blankets, handcrafted furniture, paintings, photographs and all kinds of vintage vehicles - from a dented pickup to a bold Bugatti.

“I love their stories, each artist's hand and their enduring style. These are the things that have inspired everything I do.”

Each season, Ralph Lauren will choose a selection of rare pieces from the brand’s archives and curate them within a theme.

Founded in 1967, Polo Ralph Lauren has since grown to become one of the world’s most renowned lifestyle and fashion brands.

By Paul Joseph