New York Fashion Week Coverage: Oscar De La Renta Spring 2014 Collection

Related Article
Trends
NYFW Trend Report: Designers Want You to Suit Up for Fall/Winter 2017
Read Article

Cheerful colors and feminine silhouettes floated down the Oscar de la Renta runway, reminding us that “pretty” always has a place in fashion.

 

Photo: Courtesy of Getty Images

Oscar de la Renta’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection takes us on a journey from black-and-white wearable basics to voluminous eveningwear, which blossoms with eye-popping prints and graceful decorative touches. Chic gingham checks take center stage for the first portion of the show, accenting scarf-like collars and wide cuffs. Even though the outfits and ultra-feminine silhouettes of the collection are reminiscent of Betty Draper’s early wardrobe on Mad Men, there is a certain Spanish flair at work in the off-shoulder looks and wide, sheer sleeves similar to the peasant cut of a trajes de faralaes. Princess-cut frocks feature tropical florals against polka-dot backgrounds and rose prints presented in shingled layers. An elegant jewel-trimmed sheath dress could have been pulled straight out of Jackie O’s closet, while a high-necked, long-sleeved frock in lime green printed with daisy puffballs was a Twiggy-esque tribute. It’s easy to namecheck ladylike style muses when clothes are this iconic. Though the 1950s were present in the hourglass silhouettes and the 1960s could be found in the bright, happy prints and cheerful palette, de la Renta also called on the Art Deco era in the form of artsy embroidery on crocheted white and glittering champagne. Smashing show closers included printed gowns with rounded tulip hems that showed opaque silk linings and sleek gowns with frothy organza skirts.

Photos: Courtesy of GoRunway

Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Click to get the latest news on your device
You can stop notifications at any time.
Unsubscribe from our notifications
Click to unsubscribe from notifications on this device.
Be in the know.
Every day, receive Savoir Flair's top articles straight to your computer or smartphone. It's never been easier to stay up-to-date on the latest fashion, beauty, and lifestyle stories.
Connect using Facebook Messenger