Resort 2012: Oscar de la Renta

17 May

If Picasso were a couturier, Oscar de la Renta’s Resort 2012 collection would have been his crème-de-la-crème of collections. This was a stunning show. I love the cubist inspiration and the way Spanish culture snaked its way through the entire collection. From the matador jackets that came alongside high cut pants and the matador sashes that crossed some couture gowns to the Flamenco dresses with their tiers and flowing bodies…this collection was more lively than any de la Renta that I can recall. There is not a piece in this collection that doesn’t show immense signs of the craft — there is patchworking, embroidery, beading…some extra element to each piece. de la Renta also put spanish style hats atop many of the models — a fun element although I thought they looked a bit strange. Having just finished working on the Balenciaga exhibit at the Spanish Institute, de la Renta felt the pull of Spanish artists and looked to Picasso for inspiration for Resort.

Credit: style.com

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2011

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