It’s been less than a year since Oscar De La Renta’s passing; nonetheless his team of seasoned experts, including the house’s creative director, Peter Copping are here to make sure that the Dominican’s legacy lives on.
Evening wear dominated at Oscar De La Rent RTW ’16 as Peter Copping decided to pay homage to the late designer in a Latin inspired Spring collection. Vibrant crimson and black lace, along with matador beading and flamenco flounces dominated the show, with models walking down the runway in center parted hair and matt ruby lips.
The entire show was a sophisticated upscale New York affair – just like Oscar De La Renta liked: the setting featured a curtain and striking pink chairs. Carnations were placed on each seat, as a tribute to De La Renta who favored this flower over any other. Not surprisingly, the carnation motif was also spotted on the runway in several dresses.
It seems as though Copping delved deep into the understanding of the Latin culture, and went as far as consulting with the The Hispanic Society of America in Harlem, New York City, in order to make sure that every piece and every item is authentic and serves the culture he decided to portray.
In true Oscar fashion, Copping kept the ball gowns till the end, which were nothing short of a heart-felt homage of the house’s unrivaled old-style glamour.