Oscar de la Renta Fall Winter 2013

I don’t normally review Oscar de la Renta but as he had John Galliano to take up residence in his studio a few weeks back, I was very curious to see what this odd couple would have produced together. Given that Galliano didn’t have much time to add his handwriting, the shows was as expected: Oscar de la Renta with a slight infusion of Galliano extravagance and draping. There are still a lot of boring evening gowns and the usual floral day dresses, but at least there’s a bit of excitement stirring. Some are saying Galliano is being groomed to take over for Oscar de la Renta, others are saying he will just hang out in the studio for a bit, either way, it definitely makes this brand one to follow closely. First, with Oscar PR Girl displaying the brand’s social media savvy, and now his adoption of Galliano positioning him as the “cool” older mentor, Oscar de la Renta has managed to keep his ultra classic brand relevant, and safe for the near future.

I love…

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the draped and gathered neckline of this jacket. So chic. In fact, this is the first time in a while I’ve seen a taffeta suit look this good.

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a similar jacket in a buttery soft leather. Nice.

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when something interesting is done with all of those gorgeous floral prints that de la Renta always uses.

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this amazing lace.

I loathe…

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a look that is completely out of place on Oscar de la Renta’s catwalk, even with John Galliano helping him out.

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that they forgot the top and put silly slashes on the pants.

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the most tacky evening gown, ever.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Dimitar

    the floral short dress was the best from the whole show :) I couldn’t help but smile when I saw it :) But the black lace totally reminds me of Valentino.. I see too much similarities between shows this season :D

  • http://twitter.com/Ines_Cruz Inés Cruz

    I totally agree with you, although I must admit I have a love for the man and like most of the things he does, your loves and loathes are tunned to what I thought of the show (the pink dress is painful to look at). As well as this, I think, as you mentioned, that they’re doing great things in Social media to keep the brand fresh, something I don’t see in CH, for example, which has a similar tone.

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  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Agree on the lace. It didn’t look original at all. But it still looks beautiful.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, I was thinking about Carolina Herrera when writing this review, she has not guaranteed herself a new customer, when her current one gets old and dies.

  • http://twitter.com/Ines_Cruz Inés Cruz

    exactly

  • http://twitter.com/Ines_Cruz Inés Cruz

    I agree with both of you

  • Ivelina

    Yes, that black pants look is completely out of place but I actually love it, and I am falling in love with that lace dress even tho we might have seen it way too many times already.

  • Nat

    I don’t know if it was only me but I saw Galliano’s influence in the hair and make up. If he takes over Oscar de La Renta I will be so happy. I love OLR but I would love to see something fresh and out of the safe zone.

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    He likely did have an influence on the hair and makeup as he only arrived in the studio one month before and there’s only so much you can do to the collection in that short a time, whereas the hair and makeup gets decided a few days before.