Retail is having a tough time, many brick and mortar stores are shuttering a large number to save on costs. Ralph Lauren is one of those retailers forced to close some stores and to help combat that, this SS18 presentation, which showcases all of the RL lines from Purple Label to Polo, was aimed to widening the New York designer's reach. There was a tangible push towards sportswear in the high end Purple Label while Polo offered more trendy pieces from jumpsuits to graphic prints on tops, there was even a safari-inspired evening look, should one require black tie while on vacation in Africa.



RUNWAY: Ralph Lauren SS18

Tailoring with a dandy twist is one of Massimo Piombo's many talents, with an emphasis on colors, a looser silhouette and an ease of pattern mixing, his Spring/Summer 2018 collection is every bit as beautiful as the garden setting of the presentation.



RUNWAY: MP Massimo Piombo SS18

Italian brand Bally, known for their footwear, offered up a sporty Spring/Summer 2018 collection that was rooted in the 70s.



RUNWAY: Bally SS18

Tailored clothing was a the center of Kiton's SS18 collection, offering sleek silhouettes and a more relaxed cut. Fabrics like seersucker and linen offered ease and breathability for the summer suits while pops of color on a jacket or a floral patterned shirt lit up the collection.



RUNWAY: Kiton SS18

There was a duality to Facetasm's Spring/Summer 2018 collection, seen in the dueling fight for dominance between hard and soft, slim and oversized and so on.



RUNWAY: Facetasm SS18

Is heaven a 70s inspired collection of oversized clothes with clashing patterns and quirky details like fringed shoes or voluminous shorts that allows a view of what's underneath? Could be, according to Andrea Pompilio's latest collection.



RUNWAY: Andrea Pompilio SS18

Italian label Canali's tailoring skills are on display in their Spring/Summer 2018 lookbook, featuring sharp suits, sportswear that utilizes classic fabrics in new and lightweight ways while footwear was decidedly sportier, with rubber soles and the shape of a sneaker.



RUNWAY: Canali SS18

Corneliani opted out of a runway show and instead took appointments to see their succinct Spring/Summer 2018 collection. The Italian label, known for their sharp suits, nary had a tie in the collection. Instead there were silk scarves tied around the neck, softening the relaxed tailoring even more and adding a touch of femininity.



RUNWAY: Corneliani SS18

The school setting Danshan utilized for its SS18 complemented the collection's youthful bend and play on proportion.



RUNWAY: Danshan SS18