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Top Trend at Fashion Week Spring 2012: White on White

19 Sep

The one trend taking over spring fashion week 2012 is none other than white on white. I’m all about white on white; however, just be careful you don’t look like a marshmallow! How can you avoid this flop? Well, designers like Vera Wang, Rachel Roy and DKNY are all using light-weight to sheer fabrics so you’ll look almost angelic.

So, are you a fan of this trend? Check out my picks below and tell me what you think!

Photo Credit: Fashionology

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I.D.K. About RL QR’s

20 Aug

I don’t know about these Ralph Lauren QR codes.

Forget shopping online, Ralph Lauren makes it even easier to spend your cash on designer threads with a new mobile campaign. Once the consumer has downloaded the proper software from the Ralph Lauren Mobile Web site, they are able to scan QR codes to order clothing in a snap!

One might ask, “what are QR codes?” According to Ralph Lauren, “QR codes are simply two-dimensional bar codes, much like you are accustomed to at the grocery store.”

Stylehive reports that “Polo Ralph Lauren is the first luxury retail brand to launch a major mobile commerce campaign incorporating QR codes.”

Kate Betts at TIME explains, the new technology “promote[s] mobile commerce in the U.S.” and that millions in Japan are already using this form of “point-and-shoot shopping.”

Ralph Lauren sparks an interesting economic question: How will QR’s gain interest when the U.S. economy is facing a recession? Shopping is difficult for me only because I’m trying to cut back on spending and not because of an inconvenience!

Public relations professionals must always remember to evaluate the landscape before implementing a campaign. Target audiences may not be ready for certain strategies and therefore will not respond. Ralph Lauren could be on the cutting edge but it might not be the right time for implementation. Could this be a productive mobile campaign or a fast flop?

Ralph Lauren Outfits 2008 Olympics

29 Apr

It is very exciting to see such an admired designer outfit U.S.A. representatives. Polo Ralph Lauren has designed outfits for the Opening Ceremony Parade that are reminiscent of his classic 20s and 30s style.

This strategic move will give Ralph Lauren even more staying power in the fashion world. Creating a strong presence around the world will help Ralph Lauren further his brand. According to the The Cut, New York Magazine’s Fashion Blog, “A Ralph Lauren Polo spokesperson admitted to earning under $10 million for the deal. The company’s okay with the paltry sum because the venture provides an opportunity to spread its tentacles to China, where Polo don’t have nearly as much going on as its European counterparts.”

It is a delight to see U.S. citizens embrace his elegant design with the use of clean lines and elegant silhouettes.I hope to see a new trend on the rise after the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Could this mean that polo shirts and khakis will be more and more prevalent in men’s style? Goodbye to baggy jeans and boxers, hello to pinstripes and ascots. Stay classy, U.S.A.!