At the beginning of the Oscar de la Renta catwalk (designed by Peter Copping) it caught my attention! The detailing was there, there was slight 40s feel which i hadn’t really seen yet this season, with the long gloves and the classic skirts. There was a few pieces I really admired!
As I continued to watched the collection i tried to grasp the direction behind it, but i felt myself a little lost, in eras, in colours, in look, noting was continuous. There wasn’t much of a running theme. None that i could identify.
Some of the pieces completely lost my attention, and i found myself thinking that some of the dresses had an ‘Average Girl’ appeal about them! Why get a couture style dress if it don’t make you feel at the top, number 1. More like a 4 or 5! The range of tacky 80s prom looking dresses were… thoughtless, maybe.
I felt like the collection lacked in passion, creativity and substance. Although there was a lot of quality detailing and some beautiful silhouettes, also a 18th Century print that I really embraced as seen below. Maybe if this beautiful print was the main body of the collection we would have something completely different.
Going from Vera Wang to Oscar De La Renta was definitely a drop, in creativity and runway settings. I hate a boring runway it takes away so much essence and personality.
i wasn’t able to watch the catwalk for a second time due to a technical flaw, maybe if i watched it again i would have a different in opinion. But here are my thoughts in their rawest draft. There was a few bits that i did like but collectively i felt it very boring and dated.
Two lovely coats that I did admire seen below