With fashion spinning faster and faster into a kind of meaninglessness, there is a yearning for designers who are as compelling as the clothes the make. Enter Oscar de la Renta SS 2015 RTW. The runway alone with it’s floral bloom composed of dusty pink carnations and hydrangeas, was as divine as the clothes he presented. Which is to say the clothes were designed by a designer who still knows how to make a woman, even Nigerian women and especially the ‘it’ model of the hour, Karlie Kloss, look very beautiful. And it was all gorgeous, youthful and lighthearted with nods to nature and lace everywhere.
The designer also caught the spirit, if not the mentality, of young customers, in search of midriff barring looks that are feminine, polished, and full of lush details and colors. He also made marvelous use of inspiration from the outdoors. In fact, there were flowers everywhere, in bright shades of yellow, red and blue scattered over the most prettiest dresses, or silver tulips on dark furs, or ostrich tendrils on short cocktail dresses.
But my favorites were the deep flounces of eyelet in white or black as short pretty evening dresses (like the one above) or over A-lined skirts or the light lace effect as gorgeous tops over embroidered skirts or sharply tailored long black pants. Then the oversized gingham in pink, and baby blue, and black, made me long for my boarding school days where wearing gingham uniforms was the norm in Nigeria (who knew they would now be so trendy). I especially loved how he made them playful as a mid-riff baring top over a matching shorts or a miniskirt of thick cotton lace.
As if that was not enough, there were dreamy gowns like the golden ones below, delicately embroidered with flower motifs, some featuring contrast lining in zesty golden colors.” Even Nicole Phleps of Style.com exaltation of this collection by the way (read here) is not very different from the reality or point of view of everyday women like my self that have gushed over this impeccable chic collection. Just take a look at the #oscardelarenta on instagram. With comments as simple as “love” to ” amazing” to “Perfect Beauty,”everyone understood, and even approved this flawless new collection because it will bring an honest change to their wardrobes come Spring. Oh to be an Oscar woman, next season couldn’t come fast enough.
Source: These were my favorites, but do see the rest of the collection at Style.com