Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2016 NYFW



The first thing that comes to mind is that it isn’t easy being Peter Copping! Everyone seems to waiting to see what he will do next and how he will ever fill the shoes that he was chosen to wear. Without question, it is my opinion that he is still treading lightly and rightfully so as Oscar built a mega empire based on his taste and intuition. Copping can be described as cautious but adventurous and that’s all good!
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With that being said Mr. Copping presented a beautiful collection that was very Oscar laced with (pun intended) with many Copping flourishes... again... pun intended! Colorful, feminine, omni-age appeal, red, sexy when it could be, fashionable, a healthy dose of Latin spice, ruffles and yes! … newness as well. There is a great lightness of hand here which so many cannot achieve. What was disturbing to my eye was the skirt lengths as they just don’t seem to flatter anyone and then paired with lace up espadrilles or flats... well not so much! It is safe to say there was something for everyone here and yet this wasn’t a let’s see what sticks to the wall scenario in terms of silhouettes, colors or otherwise. This was a well-conceived, cohesive and calculated presentation.
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All in all, this collection can be termed evolutionary without destroying and certainly not obliterating the brand’s DNA and for that alone peter Copping deserves an A+... as well as the Bolen’s for making sure that Oscars name is not besmirched by some new whim or concept emanating from the current designer.

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In the end, I’s say this is a B+ outing all things being considered which only means that hopefully things will evolve to even better