September 5, 2012 saw Ralph Lauren kick off New York Fashion Week with his annual Ralph Lauren Girls Fashion Show.

 

 

The first of these very special events must have gone down a storm last year, with the repeat performance seeing appearances by little girls decked out in the Ralph Lauren girls AW12 of course, hogging the front row.

The specially invited future style icons were treated to an ultimate Fashion Week experience as 46 looks walked down the runway showcasing the 2012 autumn Ralph Lauren Girls collection. The event was held at the iconic US label’s Madison Avenue office. Actress Kiernan Shipka (Sally Draper in “Mad Men”), daughters of fashion editors and stylists and, of course, some elite ‘mommy’ bloggers (not this one I hasten to add – more’s the pity!) made the scene.

The show introduced a collection of Fair Isle knits, denim blazers, tweed princess coats, shearling vests, velvet holiday dresses and plenty of checks. Standout pieces included princess coats with velvet trim, black varsity jackets paired with floral dresses, leopard hi-tops, officer jackets with gold braids, and a tartan wood-toggled coat.

The show reached its zenith with an appearance by Ralph Lauren himself hitting the catwalk hand-in-hand with the youngest of the models.

The Ralph Lauren Girls collection is available now at www.ralphlauren.com.