The Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012 Collection features a full scale production. Launched in 58 looks, it was hosted and highlighted in a runway show at Park Avenue in New York City. The Pre-Fall Collection from the designer features designs in multiple floral hues. It has been launched targeting the young female and it promises to give her self-esteem a skyward boost and her chic body a perfect fit!
Oscar de la Renta Pre Fall 2012 highlights
For those in search of haute couture runways, the journey ends here! Though maroon is the predominant color and it makes its appearance in almost everything from leather trench coats to fur trims, there is an exquisite dash of other colors too. From saffron yellow to orange; from fuchsia to maroon; from dark red to cobalt blue, all the colors of the palette find some place or the other in the Collection.
The designer, Oscar de la Renta, is one of the world's leading fashion designers with his name in the 1973 International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame. With dozens of awards under his belt and dozens of celebrities choosing him, he is a very old and experienced hand in fashion designing.
The style that dominates much of the designer wear dates to the 1970s. But nobody can ever say that this is an antique or archaic style! The combinations used and the accents provided make the style modernistic. Eastern-inspired outfits have been draped in marigold colors and the saffron gold outfit with its dark red jacket stands out. Similarly, the saffron patchwork patterned dress with the matching maroon and white jacket is another beauty for the eyes to feast upon.
Some dresses simply pull one towards themselves. For instance, the plaid and houndstooth which he has designed in variations of grey are excellently paired with maroon. Thus, we have maroon tights going along with a grey plaid tunic dress. This is further accessorized with a maroon leather belt and a maroon clutch bag. The overall impact is simply astounding and hot!
Well, one can easily imagine the Duchess of Cambridge, Andrea Riseborough, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Davis, Hilary Swank, Jessica Chastain, Anna Wintour, Barbara Walters, Hilary Clinton and Sarah Jessica Parker moving about in this designer wear.
What clicks for the collection
The collection harmoniously blends the looks of the 70s to fit in perfectly with the modern trends. One look at the gal wearing a chic skirt suit and you feel that she is that stylish secretary by the day and the sexy city girl at night! The attention to details that has gone into the designing of the Collection simply stands out. The accoutrements adorning the vintage-styled cloche caps make them look and feel more modern than the jeweled earrings that are high on the glitz and glamor ratings.
The multi-colored shift dresses, trousers that are wide-legged and swingy, fur boleros and dazzling cardigans have been lifted in their feel and looks by the aesthetic use of flashy brooches, ornate cocktail rings, skinny belts, oversize sunnies, box clutches and expensive, extravagant necklaces. The collection simply hits with dotted tights when it comes to below the belt! (no pun intended) Many designs combine well with thigh-high boots and loafers.
But it is not as if the entire collection is held high below the belt. It also boasts of some fine ensembles ready to sweep the red carpet. Floor-length, flowing frocks which have been fashioned from fine pleated silk add completion and wholesomeness to the collection. Also available are cute and chic cocktail dresses with lacy, sparkly, metallic or fringed embellishments.
The greatest selling point for the collection, however, will be its youthful and sportive looks. This is amazing considering the fact that it features looks that have been inspired from the 70s. This is indeed an ode to the designer that youth look up to the collection as a great fashion statement. This is partly due to the fresh and evocative colors that have been liberally used in therein.
The StyleGuru verdict
Can we have an 'Oscar' for clothes please? With infinite variety and tender elegance, the collection makes a bold statement. The bright and dashing colors are well complemented with intelligent and stylish designs. Just one look and you are sure to have your mouth gaping in wonder and awe. For those seeking exclusive, custom-fitted clothing that harmoniously blends the reverence of the old with the spring of the youth, the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012 is the way to go.