The new Oscar de la Renta fall 2013 collection oozes a special flare of femininity and richness that characterizes the designer’s creations. There were silk organza dresses with luxurious embroidery, voluminous gown skirts, skinny leather pants, hooded capes and jackets, and an array of outstanding pieces featuring jaw-dropping detailing and cuts. The looks were beautifully complemented by cloche hats, gloves and wow-worthy crystal encrusted necklaces.
Oscar de la Renta, who will mark his 50th year of designing clothes in New York in 2013, has brought, once again, an outstanding collection that exudes elegance and sophistication. It’s not just about those silhouettes but also about the chic color palette used. There were blacks and whites as well as pops of red, bright pink, purple, green, and some eye-catching prints. Well, what can we say? Ethereal and unique as always!
There may have been a lot of talking about Oscar de la Renta inviting John Galliano to be a designer-in-residence at his studio for three weeks but the 80-year-old’s latest collection had a predominant de la Renta feeling. Still, there were also a few elements in his fall 2013 line that reminded us of the house of Dior. “He has been working with me,” said de la Renta. “I work with people. I don’t work by myself. It’s so wonderful to have somebody with an eye. He’ll show me something and we talk about it.”
So, even though Galliano was backstage at de la Renta’s show on Tuesday, it is difficult to say to what extent he got involved into the designer’s fall 2013 collection. Well, at least the pieces showcased in the opening had a particular Dior aesthetic such as those wrap coats and jackets and the knee-length skirts. Okay, but then no one can deny the fact that the rest of the line echoed the already legendary de la Renta style. And a familiar, one-of-a-kind elegance was really felt.Check out some of these chic creations!
Photo courtesy of Oscar de la Renta