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NYFW SS16: Oscar de la Renta

NYFW SS16: Oscar de la Renta

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Only the second collection under the artistic direction of Peter Copping, the maison brought high glamour and Spanish influences to the runway this season

Keeping close to the heart of the late Oscar de la Renta, the SS16 collection drew its inspiration from his favourite museum—the Hispanic Society of America in Harlem, emanating a Spanish-inspired elegance through its features, which included matador-inspired silhouettes (think cropped capes), flamenco ruffles and a primary print of crimson carnation. Not only a significant flower in Spanish culture but also de la Renta's favourite bloom, single carnations were further placed on the seats around the Prince George Ballroom acting as an reassurance of Copping's devotion to sustain the romanticism long associated with the brand.

A fresh and contemporary twist was instilled within the classical elegance of the 59-look collection, with the incorporation of the casual Spanish espadrille alongside elaborate frocks of silk faille and taffeta, which injected a youthful vibe to the runway.

Amongst the predominant colour palette of red, black and white, Copping stayed true to the maison's tradition with the inclusion of sumptuous ball gowns in delectable shades of seafoam and lavender, which were further enhanced by the addition of black ribbons. 

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