OSCAR DE LA RENTA RESORT 2021 COLLECTION
Powerful prints take over Oscar de la Renta's floral-infused Cruise collection.
August 24, 2020
Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia continue to explore cultural syncretism with the Oscar de la Renta Resort 2021 collection.
Perfect imperfection is the ethos of Oscar de la Renta’s latest collection, looking to the crossing of Oriental and European cultures emphasizing ancient traditions that still hold modern value.
Simple ideas are approached with profound shape and exquisite textiles. A vibrant red silk taffeta caftan and another in a graphic stripe that deliver the trademark glamour. Elsewhere, the designers manipulate fabric with strategic cut-outs, say, or hand-painted florals to convey the sense of occasion that they once depended on lavish embroideries for. The ribbon straps that trim a series of silk faille dresses bring a new and not unappealing sense of deshabille to the collection.
Tailoring, meanwhile, is designed with an eye to holiday dressing in gold Lurex tweed, or to warm-weather getaways in a jaunty checked tweed with bucket hats to match.