We don’t really know what is happening at chez Oscar, but we are enjoying this newly found youthful flirtiness. This collection was by far one of Oscar de la Renta’s most lighthearted affairs and couldn’t have looked any lovelier. It was indeed an affair to be remembered… we witnessed a new chapter in the Oscar de la Renta narrative.
First, the collection was shown on a makeshift runway in Oscar’s new offices, which were completely gutted with only fresh sheet rock and electrical wiring visible. It had the intimacy of a couture presentation of yesteryear but with a devil-may-care insouciance. And of course, the clothes carried that special trademark romance.
The line-up was pure Oscar de la Renta, pure patrician elegance, and pure privileged femininity. The models looked beautiful, the colors were soft, and the pieces read incredibly well.
From the Jayne Wrightsman 1960s styling to the empress Eugénie’s pearl girandole motif photo-printed or embroidered onto the garments, the collection was eternally chic and a bit more youthful than in past collections.
When it comes to furs, Oscar always loves trims and accent pieces to fluff-up his looks. On that side, he expertly adorned many of his looks with fur touches, most often dyed or rinsed to match the garments’ color story. The overall impression was great.
What surprised and made more than a few clients gasp with delight were the accessories. From footwear to handheld accessories fur swayed supreme… and successfully so we must add.
Oscar de la Renta Fall 2012-Winter 2013 Video here
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