Oscar de la Renta used his Resort 2015 collection to tell a story about real-time wear: from the modern-day, fashion-loving woman’s time spent in her stylish office to nights spent at the most decadent galas. He began the collection with the classic color palette of black and white, transitioning to pops of pink and red, which then turned over to shimmering metallics and punchy prints. The brand’s signature femininity and elegance were on display, though given girlish gumption with crop tops and loads of leg.
Embroidery, embellishment, and lace uplifted even the simplest looks in the assortment, while statement-making baubles and footwear finished the job. De la Renta’s jewelry has always made its mark season after season, but the sandals and colorful pumps here stand a real chance of doing well in the retail market later this year.
Florals anyone? The delicate, outdoorsy print gave eveningwear a boost, splattered across powder blue tulle dresses, modest yet radiant flare numbers, a strapless design that was accented with a larger-than-life pink bow whose strings languidly trailed behind the piece like a train, and so much more.
The most intriguing styles in the lineup were the evening selections that were a bit softer and more understated. In shades of cream and black, the designs layered on glamour with lace, tulle, and beading, and could work right now on the red carpet of the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival.
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