Oscar de la Renta is Bright and Bold at NYFW

By: Kimi Rose

If you’re keeping up with New York Fashion Week or just fashion in general (and let’s hope you are), you know how big of a deal Oscar de la Renta is – despite his passing in 2014. And in their second runway show for the famous designer, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia made sure to stay true to the house’s and Oscar’s look – while staying true to what fashion today looks like.

While you’ll still see extravagant looks from runways to even street style – fashion is more casual today, with masculine looks and platform sneakers sported more often than stilettoes. Looking at this collection, it’s safe to say Kim and Garcia came back better than ever for this NYFW, embodying just that.

In the collection, you see a lot of whites, denim, and work-friendly looks. More importantly, though, there is no lack of color on this runway. Most, if not all, of the outfits have a pop of bright pink, yellow, red – all things bold and empowered. Two of our favorite words in 2017.

While I see looks that will strive in today’s fashion world, I also see inspiration from the 80s and mod fashion style of the 60s. The red and pink combo, the denim on denim, the bright blazers – it all goes back to a time where expression was more colorful and vibrant. Even their neutral toned outfits remain unique with features like bold black and white stripes. One trend in the collection even featured handwritten notes from Elle Fanning and Emma Watson.

Women Wear Daily noted, “It made for an audacious, buoyant collection, and a major improvement over last season.”

The collection was made for a younger audience, but it pays homage to older influences.

Not all of these looks are readily available in your closet, but you can easily incorporate them into your everyday style. Just like Oscar would want, we’ll be seeing a lot of bright and beautiful this upcoming Spring and Summer season.

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