Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Oscar de la Renta 2010 Spring/Summer Collection
Ok, so despite the collection making no sense as it got towards the end (where did that shroud appear from?), it started out well enough- a slick riff on safari, magnifying its impact with big sleeves and vibrant teal silk. This signaled a take on the season’s emerging au naturel trend. Thus, he suggested the mood with earthy tones worked into ultraurbane pieces: a bronze linen trench; a lavishly embroidered tulle skirt. He also went gentler, with lovely dresses including those in gazar and crepe. Suits? Of course. Happily, however, de la Renta left the basics in the showroom in favor of distinctive gems in embroidered beigy tweed and black-and-white organza. He also gave a clear nod to the younger set with pristine eyelets, frothy shorts and a dress cut like a schoolgirl’s uniform, only in hyacinth silk.