That is the reoccurring theme behind Oscar de la Renta‘s Spring 16’ collection. But not just any amount of color. A rich, carnivorous hue, that you can almost taste. This is a theme which Oscar, himself, adored to incorporate into all his collections. The designer’s affinity for brilliant shades, is what differentiated the him from all others.
Sadly, the talent that is Oscar de la Renta is no longer with us. But you wouldn’t know, judging from his recent collection. There was an abundance of elegance and class circulating the air, it would seem as though the late designer was in the very room. Models strode the runway in ravishing designs, featured in brilliant shades, which was enough to make one salivate with want.
Apparently, Peter Copping, Oscar’s predecessor, was inspired by Hispanic culture during the 1950’s, which included everything from paintings by Goya, to brilliant illustrations on Spanish postcards. This was evident in a carnation-red pencil skirt paired with a matching ruffled cape. Dresses were adorned with carnation prints, gowns featured eyelet detailing, and blouses incorporated an abundance of frills and lace. Another apparent influence? Femininity and sexuality.
This particular detail was noticeable in a sheer black cocktail dress, reminiscent of Dolce and Gabbana‘s Fall 15 RTW collection. All and all, it was a beautiful collection featuring sophisticated pieces. What more could you ask for from a brand like Oscar de la Renta?
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