Michelle Obama may be more of a Moises de la Renta fan – and Oscar de la Renta is none too pleased with the fact that the First Lady has yet to wear one of his own creations – but there’s no stopping most well-to-do ladies who lunch (and those in training) from flocking to the designer’s clothes.
Aside from his return to loads of embellishments, two things were particularly noteworthy in the designer’s delivery. First, Mr. de la Renta made a clear effort to extend his appeal to a younger demographic. Mixed in with a slew of demure tweeds were sexier strapless looks with bold prints that any bronzed, 20-something in St. Tropez would kill to wear.
Besides holding appeal for a wide age demographic, the 55 looks that were shown for Resort 2011 mixed neutral, monochromatic looks with vibrant prints. Geometric, stiff silhouettes were shown, along with free-flowing, breezy shapes. A slew of striped looks made for sleek, grab-and-go casual wear. This being an Oscar de la Renta show meant that the high point came unsurprisingly at the end, when a series of floor length looks that seemed inspired by classic Spanish wear made their way onto the runway.