Oh how we love Oscar! What do you mean by ‘Oscar who?’ No, not the famous statue, but de la Renta. Oscar de la Renta, the renowned fashion designer that never ceases to surprise the audience with his out-of-this-world creations. And the spring 2013 collection makes no exception whatsoever. De la Renta seems to be an unfailing source of statement-making goodies bringing season after season an array of wearable pieces with a special couture touch.
As usual, Oscar de la Renta’s designs ooze maximum refinement, elegance and femininity. For spring 2013, the de la Renta woman is not afraid to dare and take her sartorial approach to a new level trying eye-catching brights, notice-me-now combinations, sexy cuts and leather. There are pencil skirts, tops, shorts, suits, jumpsuits, and an array of gorgeous dresses. The color palette includes red, black, beige, strong shades of yellow, fuchsia, and turquoise, but also softer hues of pink and blue. One can also see stripes, embroideries, metallics, feathers, and flowers appliques.
Oscar de la Renta always knows how to take the idea of luxury and glamour and turn it into beautiful, wearable clothes. However, he admits that things changed throughout time and that women have evolved a lot. “Today, we deal with a very different woman,” he said in an interview with Harrods Magazine. “I remember the old times, when we had customers who would buy from the house, season in, season out. Today there is little loyalty among consumers, because what is important for a woman today is the projection of her own individuality. Because I love women, I have always felt that my role as a designer is to keep my eyes open, and to understand women. It’s unbelievable what has happened in the world in the last 40 years, how women have evolved. My goal is to fulfil a woman’s dreams by making her look and feel her best. It’s great for us designers, because we have never dealt with a consumer who is so much in control of her own destiny as a woman is today.”
The 80-year-old designer also told the magazine that, “People often ask me, ‘how long are you going to be working like this?’ I have been doing this for many years. I look at work in a very different way. To me, every single day, there is a learning process. And the day when I say that I know it all, that there is no longer a learning process, I will stop.”
Photos courtesy of vogue.com