Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2013 Runway…

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Published on January 10, 2013

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Alberto Fasciani Riding Boots
Alberto Fasciani Riding Boots
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A mini-trend on the catwalk making maximum-impact off the catwalk, equestrian-chic is a firm favourite in our English style make-up. From Tommy Hilfiger to Givenchy by Ricardo Tisci, designers were channelling a spectrum of equine styles for A/W 12. Whether rich, gothic riding-velvets and luxe leathers or playful tweets and classic bridle prints, click through to find your way to wear, and live the trends in your home with Wedgwood.

The Saddle-inspired bag; As suppliers of the official kit for the French Olympic equestrian team, Hermès know a thing or two about riding style: case in point, this saddle-shaped leather satchel with glossy gold hardware. The Houndstooth Blazer; Seen at Ralph Lauren, Miu Miu and Henry Holland amongst others, houndstooth combines two of A/W 12’s hottest trends – graphic print and country cloth. Saddle up for the season and invest in a luxe wool blazer by French designer Julien David – we love. The Dressage shirt; Tap into the equestrian trend in a pie-crust collared silk blouse. Complete with pretty pleating, ruffled paneling and button-up cuffs this Victorian-inspired shirt is taking first place in dressage style and would look as chic with a pencil skirt and heels as it would with jodphurs.

The Bridle bracelet; Since its humble beginnings in 1921, Gucci have assimilated themselves with all things equine, kick-starting their design legacy with a collection of saddle-stitched bags. Soon after, the iconic horse-bit hardware has adorned everything from loafers to bracelets; we love this special edition trinket created to commemorate 90 years of iconic style. The Racing Green knit; For a contemporary take on classic country chic, count on Burberry for acres of style in this forest green hand-spun, chunky cashmere knit. Style up with a graphic print t-shirt and statement jewellery for a modern foray into ready-to-wear rustication. The Riding Boot; Finish off your look with these rich, rust-hued boots. Perfect for transitioning into the new season we will be wearing ours with traditional tweed and statement jewellery for louche-lux weekend brunches in the autumnal sun.