Saturday, May 21, 2016

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2017



So here’s the deal with Oscar for Resort 2017.. There are some positively exquisite pieces, some positively dowdy and matronly pieces, there are some ho hum who cares pieces and yet the collection does make sense as a whole. The sweater and skirt ensembles work for the most part and have become part of the ODLR DNA.
 
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That is wildly detrimental to all of it is silly trendoid Chloé/ Celine styling, a model who doesn’t stand straight up and needs to be slapped across  the shoulder, the absurd pigeon toed stance, that pre Raphaelite hair and some sad shoe choices. On the bright side, there was a pair of black patent pumps with a leopard heel what was fabulous.
 
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Color yes, fabrications yes although some styles were a tad heavy handed and seemingly on their own the overall collection works and in my opinion has salability on its side. I just wish Copping would play the hand dealt to him and not cross the line to trendoid and referenced. Maybe it is my impression that the polish is missing and that disturbs me as Oscar was always just perfection when it came to grooming and accessories.  There would never be leather shoes or belts with gowns unless metallic and surely never a slouched model with turned in toe stance. Does no one speak or see the harm it does when these things slip by thru the cracks or are just overlooked. Perhaps one of my biggest gripes is the length issue which fluctuates wildly, the below the knee looks are so aging while the hover at the knee looks are beautiful.
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