Ralph Lauren has partnered with Spelman College and Morehouse College to deliver a capsule that honors the school’s heritage. The collection is inspired by campus wear of the men and women from the school’s alumni who blazed the trail for black leaders today, with the specified timeframe being from the 1920s through the 1950s.
The entire project was handled by an all-black crew, from the actors to the photographers and creative directors. Ralph Lauren spoke on the collection saying,
This collection expresses the spirited history, deep sense of community and legacy of timeless dressing at historically Black colleges and universities — it’s so much more than a portrayal of a collegiate design sensibility. It’s about sharing a more complete and authentic portrait of American style and of the American dream — ensuring stories of Black life and experiences are embedded in the inspiration and aspiration of our brand.”
The collection drops on March 29th, but in the meantime, watch the trailer for the Morehouse College & Spelman College collection by Ralph Lauren below now: