Photos courtesy of Oscar de la Renta. Text by Baille Gelwicks.
Elongated cloche hats and leather gloves are ladylike perfection on the Oscar de la Renta runway. The brims of the hats covering the model’s eyes create a hint of mystery. Without being able to see the windows to the soul, bright red lips do well to add a hint of character. Although there was not a specifically narrowed down color palette chosen for the collection the one thing to be said is that the colors chosen were paired beautifully together. Favorite color combos being eggplant and mustard, turquoise and lime green, and black, white and red. Open wool and leather jackets are closed with slim belts, creating a peplum effect and a great new way to wear this popular trend. Fur vests and pullovers look ’40s glam when paired with below the knee pencil skirts. Brightly colored tipped furs are trending this season, making the blue tipped vest pop up as an instant must-have.
Brightly colored gloves are great accents to outfits making these winter staples more of a statement piece than just another accessory, epecially the chiffon gloves. Even with the extra material bunching around the wrist, these gloves are light enough to wear inside without getting sweaty palms at your next party. Toile continues to be trend into the fall, with this time of course on a heavy fabric like wool instead of silk.
Remember last year when we wore polka dots on top and bottom but we alternated the dominant color? Oscar de la Renta did the same thing with toile this season. Proof that although trends repeat, they are reinvented season after season. Paired with silk, jewels, and fur, toile couldnt get any more regal. A line of black oufits to follow embodies the deconstructed tuxedo dressing of the spring. Blazers on top of bare skin are paired with roomy separates. Silk evening dresses in an array of jewel tones introduce a lightness away from all of the heavy winter fabrics. The highlight of the show was a printed gown, a mix of ikat and floral patterns, in hot house hues. One blue glove and one green glove masked by sheer black chiffon gave the glamorous gown a quirky vibe. Now that’s hot!