Oscar de la Renta launched their Spring 2016 collection at Bridal Fashion Week in NYC. The collection needs no introduction and the designs speak for themselves. Elegance, sophistication and romance. Oscar de la Renta really is the hallmark of luxury wedding gowns.
From a personal note, I wore an Oscar de la Renta gown to my wedding. It had layer upon layer of tulle and exquisite embroidery. It looked spectacularly different from every angle and in each photograph taken. I felt incredible all night long and cannot recommend their gowns highly enough. Such detail can only be achieved by exceptional design and workmanship.
So when the latest collections images arrived from Oscar de la Renta's Head Office last week, we were lost for words. The collection is one of the finest we've seen to date. Oscar de la Renta's newly appointed designer, Peter Copping, stayed true to the house's feminine and romantic style and would have made the late Oscar de la Renta proud.
Copping explained his designs and considerations after the show:
"You have to remember: Most of these dresses are seen from behind," said Copping to Hailey Phelan from Vogue. "That was something I really wanted to consider: to think how it would look when the bride is in front of everyone, and to make it as gorgeous as the front."
The designs also have an emphasis on fun and freeing the bride up to dance all night and not be encumbered by her gown. When you look at the designs there is some extremely clever convertible tricks. The Zhenya gown has a tulle skirt that can be removed to leave a figure hugging column gown. The Stasha gown has two removable layers of tulle that reveal a short ballerina-type gown. Not only is this practical, it also means that brides essentially get two gowns in one and a change of style for their reception.
I am thrilled to be sharing their new collection with my readers. My personal favourite is the Zhenya gown. What is yours?
To watch the catwalk show visit www.oscardelarenta.com.