Before I had ever attended one of Oscar de la Renta’s shows, I never thought the designer’s wares would speak to me. As it turns out, that could not be further from the truth – Oscar’s offerings are so drop-dead stunning that I have a hard time keeping myself from bolting onto the runway and taking outfits from the models bodies look by look. Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 was met with one bit of drama, but everyone else has been praising the line, and I am too.
While most of Oscar’s collections are more demure and perfect for ladies who lunch (and go to evening galas), the Spring 2013 collection is FUN. Hot pinks and cocktail shorts appeared along with waist-accentuating suits, and colorful plaids took over the runway in a magical way. And you know what else there was, latex, and only Oscar can make latex be high fashion and chic.
I used to be one of the girls who thought Oscar de la Renta wasn’t for me. I pictured the clothes on older Upper East Side ladies who attend charity benefits and have Hermes on speed dial. Sure, his items are worn by those ladies, but if you take a close look you will realize they can be worn by everyone. Oscar’s costume jewelry is amazing, and his handbags have begun to turn heads and find their way into the hands of fashion notables. This season, Oscar spoke to his fun and funky crowd, his ladies who love looking put together from head to toe but also want to have a great time. This is my favorite collection of his to date, and I desperately want to be Oscar’s Spring 2013 girl.