Monday, June 15, 2009

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2010: Clothes to Fall in Love With

New York – Oscar de la Renta kicked off the fashion season for sunny escapes with his Resort 2010 collection on Monday, June 1, in New York.

Sticking to a nautically patriotic color palette of mostly white and navy with highlights in brights, like red and coral, de la Renta used textures, layers, and tiers with tweed suit separates paired off with chiffon and four ply silk. The juxtaposition of aligning a more course material like tweed alongside the sexy flouncy silk played with the senses, engaging the eye and leaving a gentle touch to be desired by the hand.

A dominant linear theme was visible throughout the show, as collarless suit jackets with satin borders further highlighted the duo of sensual textures. Rhinestone and gem stripes running up and across a formal mid-thigh tweeds served to divvy up the dresses into quadrants for symmetry. Satin caftans in a delicate brushstroke print, in an eye-popping freesia hue as well as navy, were both delicate and severe.

For Resort 2010, de la Renta is giving women choices and varieties in eveningwear, ranging from a silver lame mousseline draped gown, to shorter frocks made from black tulle and embroidered silk. Adornments of miniature reflecting mirrored beads, precise provocative cuts, and overpowering ruffled roses were elaborate additions to the clothing that gave the wearer that extra accessory of luxe.

De la Renta is a long time veteran in the fashion world who has successfully withstood the test of time with his niche, as he said after the show, to continuously "make clothes women fall in love with," season after season. And they follow suit.

Fashion Wire Daily

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