Tuesday, May 24, 2011

De la Renta: Out to Conquer

Oscar de la Renta latest 2012 Resort collection brings the designer back to his Spanish roots with influence from Spanish cubist artist Picasso and the time of the conquistadors. Doing something different than the traditional American ball gowns we usually see on the red carpet, to giving his clients a sense of Spaniard luxury. De la Renta preferred to show his new collection in the incomplete showroom (opening this fall) in the middle of Manhattan rather from his traditional showcase in Park Avenue. This collection is larger than the average resort collection with 62 looks, but the girls walked down the runway ready to conquer the world.

Spanish influence came from everywhere in this collection, from the flamingo hats to the conquistador bangles and necklaces. He took us back into the history of Spain and Spaniard architecture with bright colors dresses and structure accessories. The black and white cubist patterns with the digital color prints (look #29) gave the collection a fresh feel his admires will be eager to wear. The Spaniard luxury was felt from royal gowns to the colorful sundresses giving the audience a fresh take on the clothes, severely different from his fur filled Fall/Winter collection. The new show proves the flexibility of the designer, where the sun will continue to shine bright for de la Renta as he conquers Manhattan women.


photo credit: style.com and gorunway.com

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