Paying homage to iconic photographer Mario Testino’s 2014 eponymous exhibition, the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2017 collection is inspired by people in traditional Peruvian dress while capturing the fashion house’s iconic and traditional heritage.
The collection is high-end as it is wearable, especially when it comes to the sweaters and the skirts. Full of separates, the proposals can be mix-and-matched with one another to create something unique. The collection’s Peruvian inspiration plays a huge role in shaping the collection’s elegant allure in rich, textured materials with silhouettes harmoniously balancing and enhancing the looks. Predominantly flared, some of the gowns also feature either layered cascades of frills, or more curve-hugging figures, which all inevitably accentuate the waists. The studio design team also shows their focus on conventionally chic staples, which all feature a deep, rounded sleeveless neckline.
The evening offering was narrowly focused on strapless midi dresses with minimal embellishments, which made the black Chantilly lace gown and matching lace bolero stand out.
The color palettes includes embroideries of rich, earthy hues with the signature Peruvian inspired reds and greens and experiments with striped black and white patterns, rich blues and bright whites as well, which all infuse the entire line-up with some ready-to-wear-approved vibes.
Take a behind-the-scenes look at the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2017 collection, shot and produced by Billy Rood.