Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta Cruise/Resort 2012

New York: Oscar de la Renta’s Picasso-inspired resort collection was one of his most notable in recent seasons. The designer focused on the artist’s Cubist period, borrowing the thick black lines, angular shapes and mixed materials of the movement. The palette of cream, tan, chocolate brown, red and black made the looks even more striking. The items themselves were classic de la Renta – slim sheaths, tailored pants, cropped jackets and voluminous skirts. Luxurious details, including pavé sequins, beading and flounces, lent a feeling of opulence. Though playful polka dots, texture motifs and stripes also appeared, the Cubist patterns were the highlight, proving de la Renta can still surprise us after all these years.  –Joanna Manganaro

Color: White & cream / Tan / Bright red / Chocolate brown / Teal & cerulean blue / Navy / Black / Dove grey

Key Items: Sleeveless or strapless sheaths / Cropped jackets / Full skirts / Pencil skirts

Materials: Tweed / Lightweight wool suitings / Silk twill / Cotton shirtings / Organza / Taffeta

Print + Pattern: Cubist-inspired geometric shapes with thick black lines / Polka dots / Stripes / Texture motifs

Details + Trim: Contrast piping / Collaging / Sequins & beading / Bubble hems

Accessories + Footwear: Jeweled drop earrings / Flamenco-inspired hats / Wide cuffs / Cubist guitar brooch / Chunky beaded necklace / Woven leather or snakeskin belts / Peep-toe ankle boots / Peep-toe ankle strap pumps / Pointy-toe pumps

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