Fashion Royalty...Oscar de la Renta!
The king of Fashion, Oscar de la Renta, did not disappoint at his Pre-Fall 2008 Fashion Show held on December 3rd. The venue? Ultra-Glam Park Avenue of course. It is fitting (pardon the pun), as New York City is “Fashionista Heaven.”
The new collection features bold colors mixed with timeless elegance. Using a combination of fabrics and colors, de la Renta creates contrast, pairing basic gray and black with bold, bright colors and floral prints. The show included easy day separates, such as dark wool jacket with leather skirt and bold silk shirt, but this collection really emphasized SKIRTS, DRESSES & ACCESSORIES! The de la Renta fashion house has made major $$$ on accessories and he clearly gets it! The de la Renta accessories line was featured prominently throughout the show; sandals, clutches and jewelry were everywhere. In fact, de la Renta's own collection of jewelry done in collaboration with Loulou de la Falaise, will make its debut on the runway in February & he will also be opening his seventh free-standing store in South Coast Plaza in Southern California next February…does this man ever sleep?
The highlight was the evening wear collection. Moving away from de la Renta’s recent obsession with pants, and back toward classic, elegant gowns…finally femininity is making a comeback! The show-stopping finale featured this stunning royal blue silk taffeta pleated gown.
Bold & Beautiful..Oscar Wows NYC!
Well, I might not actually be able to afford Oscar but a girl can dream can’t she?