No fashion week in the big apple is complete without the show stopper catwalk that is Oscar De La Renta. In recent years I have fallen in Love with his designs, his amazing gowns and his ability to turn any woman into a princess. As cheesy as it sounds, its true. Just look at his Autumn/ Winter collection (look at any collection) and tell me you wouldn’t complete your Cinderella story in one of his gowns.
Known for his evening wear, Bridal wear and Red Carpet sensations, Oscar De La Renta has out done himself once again. Subtlety bringing the florals back, exploring fragile embellishments and using intricate gold detailing, De La Renta creates a some what ‘enchanted’ theme across the catwalk.
With meters and meters of lace, sheer, satin and silk; every gown is distinctly different to the next. Compare to the barbie pink and royal blue gowns that took centre stage last A/W, De La Renta presents a slightly more muted pallet this time around. Just like some of the other shows at this season’s New York Fashion Week, Gold is rather prominent; as an entire gold dress, black and gold combo or exquisite gold embellishment.
His choice of blue, is just perfect too. Typically, these floral designs look far too summery for an A/W collection or just do not work as well in darker colours, nevertheless, Oscar De La Renta’s balance of blue and black look amazing together. The black is just enough to mute the otherwise brighter shade of blue and not too much to take over as black dresses with blue detailing. (They are still very much blue dresses). The statement dresses have to be the big beautiful red gown with gold patterned detailing and the black and gold foil printed, floor length gown; both as jaw-dropping as each other. We can definitely expect to see those on the red carpet. My favourite however, is the black and pale pink gown. To me, it looks very Christian Dior and thats why I love it. It is simple, yet extremely elegant, classy and fashionable. All the model needs is a fabulous pair of Manolo Blahniks, a copy of the New Yorker and/or New York Times and we’ve got another Carrie Bradshaw in the making.