Emerging femininity and textures in Oscar de la Renta’s New York fashion show

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Emerging femininity and textures in Oscar de la Renta's New York fashion show A model wears designer Oscar Óscar de La Renta on Tuesday during the Fashion Week in New York (United States). EFE

 The fashion house Oscar de la Renta presented on Tuesday at the Fashion Week in New York his autumn collection this year, characterized by feminine and flowered designs and a wide range of textures in a nod to the Spanish region of Andalusia.

Held in the Cunard building, neo-Renaissance style and located in the heart of the financial district of Wall Street, Oscar de la Renta models paraded through a stage full of plants and bicolour horseshoe arches, similar to those that can be seen in monuments Andalusian as the Mosque of Cordoba.

The firm, whose creative direction is in the hands of Fernando García, of a Spanish mother, and Laura Kim, of Korean origin, opted for its new collection for feminine dresses that stylize the figure of the woman, adjusted to the torso and waist with fringes, Elegant drafts of floral motifs or colorful floral embroidery.

Velvet, one of the trends of the moment, was very present in the proposal of these two designers, partner also in real life, especially in jet black and burgundy, which used to make cocktail and gala dresses.

The piece for which the brand is best known, the red carpet dress, was once again the one that focused all eyes, especially a dress that paraded the supermodel Bella Hadid, a word of honor in velvet and black tulle whose majesty accentuated her large skirt and tail.

A dramatic dress of light white ostrich feathers, above the knee in the front area that nevertheless dragged by the carpet of the catwalk in the rear, was also admired by the assistants, among whom were the actress Natalia Dyer , the model Karolina Kurkova, or the socialite Nicky Hilton.

Floral tapestry coats, patchwork ponchos, voluminous gold necklaces, ocher orange jacket suits, and small, original handbags, like the one in the shape of a metal lantern, completed the collection.

For his part, Coach, founded in 1941, presented on Tuesday in his show the proposals for both her and him, in which clearly opted for a young and informal line that combined pictures of various types, a variety of colors and the overlay of clothing.

The collection of the fashion house, which until recently specialized in leather goods, represents a marked change of direction, and an ode to the American culture in which it has used patchwork, embroidery, lace trims, and other details such as the little black tie used in the far west as a tie.

For the woman, Coach opted for flowing and asymmetrical short dresses and oversize coats decorated with long fringes and bulky sheep collars, and for the man by slender pants and wide jackets in which he combined the tartan with suede and leather.

On this occasion, the creative director of Coach, Stuart Vevers, had the collaboration of the artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett, in the elaboration of the colorful prints.

The show featured a total of 61 models, an unusually high figure, including Kaia Gerber, daughter of supermodel Cindy Crawford, and Dree Louise Hemingway, family of writer Ernest Hemingway.

The show was attended by actress Chloe Grace Moretz, Maisie Williams, known for her role in the series “Game of Thrones”, and Michael B Jordan, one of the protagonists of Black Panther.
For his part, the American Indian Naeem Khan paid tribute to his mentor, designer Roy Halston, with a proposal full of elegant dresses with which he said he wanted to allow women to create their own style.

The designer leant on the rhinestones and gold and silver embroidery to present a sophisticated but original look, with colorful geometric and floral prints, which highlighted red, black, and coppery tones.

It is special, a pair of long dresses in which he used the mosaic style design, simulating the small tesserae in cerulean blue, white, orange and emerald green. (EFEUSA) .-

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