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NY Fashion Week: Oscar de la Renta shows jewel-inspired line

Published 15/02/2012 | 12:21

Oscar de la Renta autumn/winter 2012
Oscar de la Renta autumn/winter 2012

Oscar de la Renta’s autumnl/winter 12 collection was inspired by jewels.

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The legendary designer showed at New York Fashion Week yesterday and surprised with a sparkly collection.

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Embellishments were seen on headbands, cardigans, boots and jackets, while jewellery was even seen in the patterns some of the clothes were made from. Pendants and pins were clearly visible on the fabric of some of the coats and skirts.

The collection started in black, but the designer also surprised by adding in hints of blue and pink – more usually thought of as Spring/Summer hues.

“I used a lot of colours you would not associate with winter colours but today's woman doesn't dress for seasons,” AP quotes him as saying.

Sleeves were kept at three-quarter length, while brocade was also a big look. For women wanting something smart but also in keeping with the tone of the collection there was a suit made from metallic tweed, while another was shown in gold jacquard.

For the most part silhouettes were slim, so pale pink dresses hugged the body and blue trousers were fitted. Added in was the occasional puffball dress, while the eveningwear didn’t disappoint. Huge princess dresses with acres of tulle came in pale pink, with a strapless version in grey, black and petrol blue tones. Another was in light grey with ribbon glistening at the end of the tulle skirt, which was shorter at the front than the back.

Narciso Rodriguez played with colour during his show, with models wearing sporty-looking tight dresses in orange and maroon. Some of them looked as if they were two gowns in one, such as an asymmetric red and orange one, which came to just below the knee. Trousers were kept tight and paired with zip-up jackets, mostly with neck detailing and layered over a bight top.

Marc by Marc Jacobs had a military theme, with models boasting combat boots with pretty dresses, or baggy sweaters with pleated skirts. Navy and red were the key colours and in all the collection was young and fresh.

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