During his six months at the helm of Oscar de la Renta design Peter Copping has managed to present two astounding collections – the fall 2015 ready to wear line and the latest bridal collection – and now he dazzles the audience with the Oscar de la Renta resort 2016 collection that again manages to capture de la Renta aesthetic to the fullest. This time he decided to cite two worlds of de la Renta, being New York and Punta Cana, while still preserving the big amount of femininity and sophistication that the late fashion designer worshipped so much in each and every of his collections. Copping plays with Oscar’s signature bright colors and flirty floral patterns, while still managing to keep things so demure and relevant. Pretty ruffles, intricate embroidery and perfect tailoring only add to the perfection of the collection, which proudly targets all those elegant and feminine women, who want to look and feel luxurious at the office, at cocktail parties and on a daily basis!
The lush color palette is the first thing that catches the eye in the Oscar de la Renta cruise 2016 fashion line and we love every little bit of it, whether it’s the beach colors of magenta, marine blue and marigold, or the timeless rich reds, bright yellows, muted blacks or whites. In terms of trendy patterns, we see tons of florals put in different color shades, but also brushstroke motifs that take the artistry of the clothes to a whole new level! A couple of pieces come in monochrome shades, focusing on the design, details, pleating, embroidery and ruffles rather than on the opulent floral motifs. In both cases, we love the high amount of ladylike allure these pieces come drenched in.
The collection opens with much office appropriate and daytime looks composed of knee-length pencil skirts teamed with elegant white shirts and printed blazers, or knee-length flared skirts in bold prints skillfully combined with printed flowing blouses. Generally, the daywear focuses more on a lighter construction and more toned down patterns and shades with black, white, cream and blue being the protagonist shades and mini daisy and graphic patterns acting as spices. De la Renta’s signature coatdresses cinched with leather belts are also there along with the perfectly polished skirt suits so perfect for the modern business ladies. A touch of warmness is added to the collection through the use of knitted pencil skirts, which are beautifully contrasted with the lighter airy blouses altogether creating the most relevant cruise looks.
While the daytime looks are pretty functional and stylish, no wonder we adore de la Renta’s cocktail dresses and breathtaking taffeta gowns available in opulent color shades. A long-sleeved below-the-knee lace dress, strapless taffeta gowns in different hues and strappy flowing dresses are some of the prettiest cocktail looks, while the dramatic floor-length gowns featuring lots of ruffles, frills and draping are simply out of this world! Copping’s innovation was the use of swimsuit-inspired bodices and the filmy caftan, which gave a modern appeal to the overall classic collection!
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