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Oscar de la Renta Launches Pre-Spring 2022 Collection

Escape. Whether a real-life getaway or a mere departure from the ordinary, an escape brings vitality to the human spirit. This is the essence of the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Spring 2022 collection, offering a reprieve from the virtual and elevating us into a brighter reality.

The collection is inspired by the beauty of the outdoors, opening with floral prints born in the gardens of New York-based landscape architect Miranda Brooks. A scattering of blossoms is superimposed on printed panoramas of silk faille, and delicate tulle serves as the backdrop for crystalized flowers embroidered in three-dimensional splendor.

Electric colors citrine, sky blue, emerald, and fuchsia ombré are boldly expressed in both daywear and evening wear. Drawn from the boulder sculptures by swiss-born mixed-media artist Ugo Rondinone, they are a powerful reflection of his fluorescently painted totems stacked high in the Nevada desert. Voluminous statement sleeves play on proportions by punctuating short dresses. Ruched and pressed taffeta delivers a couture-level impression. And brightly hued gowns in draped chiffon and tulle afford a relaxed and fluid silhouette.

The ultimate drama of the collection is presented in dresses resplendent with metallic sequins which, rendered in copper, silver, and gold, are hand-applied over imperceptible organza. Variety abounds, ranging from a fitted strapless bodice to sleeves that graze the elbow and wrist from thigh-high hemlines to asymmetrical tea length. Tendrils of garden flowers, another inspiration from Miranda brooks, appear to float on the body and define the feminine mystique.

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Oscar de la Renta


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