Labels: Pre-Fall 2010 Collections
Style.com gets it done:
"You have to make a woman fall in love with your clothes." That was Oscar de la Renta backstage before his pre-fall show, talking about how to woo the customer during the recession."
"The multicolor patchwork carried into evening; he showed a long narrow skirt with a ruffled silk chiffon blouse and a can't-miss-it necklace. Some clients might find that kind of full-on luxe too over-the-top, downturn or not. For them, de la Renta whipped up a black silk faille gown with plenty of drama on the left shoulder that looked special in a lower key."
"You have to make a woman fall in love with your clothes." That about sums up the ODL philosophy right there. It's all about the pretty and it always has been. This collection's slightly sportier than what we assume we're going to get from Oscar and both the color story and extensive use of prints are also pleasant surprises. Overall, these looks are "busier" than a typical ODL collection, but they have a sense of fun and joy to them. They're overstyled, but you can find some fantastic pieces in there.
And a note to Miss Nina Garcia: We love ya, doll, but we never got over your assessment of Laura Bennett, when you said that you weren't convinced that Laura knew fashion. Some of those low cut black lace numbers with the maribou feathers are straight out of the LB playbook. We're not suggesting for a second that ODL ripped her off. We're just saying that "classic" looks and techniques (like black lace and feathers) ALWAYS show up back on the runway at some point.
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