Spring 2008 Fashion Week Notebook: Oscar de la Renta

September 12th, 2007

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2008 Runway
Photo Credit: Dan Lecca for Mercedes Benz


Key Takeaways:
  Oscar de la Renta presented a refined collection of ladylike clothes for the ladies who lunch.

Color Palette: 
Creams and whites, with red, sky blue, and shades of green as primary accent colors.

Silhouettes:  Much like Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta showed a small-over-big silhouette.  Both woven and knit tops were fitted, while bottoms left more room for volume. Pants were cut both high-waisted and wide-legged, while skirts featuring controlled volume tended to fall just above the knee line.  Spring 2008 trends included: the hip length jacket, wide legged pants, high-waisted jeans, knee-length skirts, boxy jackets, the vest, and the tiered skirt.  Details included ruffles, the v-strap neckline, bows, textured knits, and the bubble hem.

Accessories Report:  The giant clutch as a handbag, sunglasses (extra points for colored frames), cuff bracelets, and belts at the natural waistline.

What’s Wearable:  Most everything in Oscar de la Renta’s Spring collection are items that could have come out of a Park Avenue socialite’s closet.  Favorite looks included a double-breasted cap sleeved coat-dress in navy and the epitome of old-school glamour: a feather-adorned floor length black and white gown (pictured, middle). 

What’s Not Wearable:  Pattern-on-pattern action for both the skirt and the jacket is a bit much, unless you’re blessed with a model’s figure.

Previous Oscar de la Renta Fashion Week Coverage from Omiru:
Fall 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Oscar de la Renta
Spring 2007 Fashion Week Runway Review: Oscar de la Renta
Fall 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Oscar de la Renta
Spring 2006 Fashion Week Runway Review: Oscar de la Renta

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Women

2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mimi  |  September 12th, 2007 at 1:36 pm

    Ahhh… I just love Oscar de la Renta… if only I had the life (and wallet) to support my taste. I soo want a gown! I think I’ve established I’m a lunch lady with extremely traditional tastes… but thanks to this site, I’m venturing into pops of color, Forever 21 and some trendier looks.

  • 2. Trisha  |  September 18th, 2007 at 12:51 am

    Love that you’re experimenting, Mimi! Go you!

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