The Resort/Cruise collections of the designers are showing for 2013. These collections are a great way to get a sneak peek at what might be coming for spring 2013 AND they can help you get a jump on your spring wardrobe in the dead of winter. Please also note that cruise and resort collections are a great way to infuse color and warm-weather clothes into your wardrobe when the weather still isn’t great. Mix them in with your existing wardrobe and you’ve got bridge clothes for when the weather can’t make up its mind.
That and, you know, you can leave town in winter and go someplace warm and be perfectly dressed for it.
The Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013 Collection is a lovely expression from the designer, filled with feminine suiting, beautiful shifts and other wardrobe essentials for his ladies-who-lunch clientele with some nods for an edgier, youthful set thrown in. de la Renta positively delights in femininity and his dresses are delightful to watch. Look for some edgier pieces (a metallic miniskirt made of long paillettes that look like shards of weathered metal is of particular note, paired with ankle boots and a simple black sweater). But, as usual, the evening looks are nothing short of spectacular. Oscar is in his element when he has to dress his darlings for dinner and nights among the stars.
Watch the video and you’ll see what I mean. de la Renta is a master of living well, and these clothes show his unending understanding of dressing for the occasion.
This also marked the occasion where the brand used social media to gather buzz about the show, with his PR gal pinning looks from the front row on the brand’s Pinterest board. Head over there to see still snaps from yesterday’s show. Enjoy!