Runway Report: Oscar de la Renta SS17

Oscar de la Renta is another brand who has been through a design shake-up, and as of the Labor Day weekend, Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of Monse were officially titled the new creative directors. Although their full creative reign doesn’t commence until the showcase of Fall 2017 next February, it has been confirmed that the duo has been spending a lot of time at the label’s headquarters getting their feet wet with all things de la Renta.

The SS17 collection that glided down the runway yesterday was the work of approximately ten in-house studio team members, all who took to the runway for a final group bow when the show came to a close.

The show opened with a lace crocheted drop-waist dress in pure white, paired with gold beaded gladiator sandals, but our interest peaked greatly upon seeing the floral printed metallic gold pleated lame maxi dress with a black waist belt, reminiscent of an Egyptian goddess. The remainder of the collection was equally weighted with casual long-length dresses in bright white, perfect for those Mustique afternoons. An equal measure of red formal and evening wear, and a good taste of separates. The one piece we wish we could’ve walked out with took the shape of a black sheer long-sleeved a-line midi dress with a full tulle skirt and mini pearl embroidery detail adorning it; fit for a modern day princess.

We wait with bated breath to see what the new-age design duo bring us for Fall 2017, however, we have a hunch that if this is anything to go by it will not disappoint.

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