Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012

We headed to the Upper East Side to take in the Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012 show yesterday afternoon.

For the upcoming pre-fall season, ODR presented a series of 70s-inspired looks that felt very ‘smart and stylish secretary by day, sexy city gal-about-town by night.’

Chic skirt suits, colourful shift dresses, and swingy wide-leg trousers were shown alongside dazzling cardigans and fur boleros. Brighter shades like lemon, magenta, melon and azure were peppered here and there, mingling with traditional autumnal hues of bordeaux, camel, gray, as well as intricate black and white patterns.

But the devil is in the detailsor in this case, the accoutrements. Vintage-style cloche caps felt much more modern next to the glitzy jeweled earrings, ornate cocktail rings, flashy brooches, and extravagant necklaces that jazzed up each look, as did the box clutches, skinny belts, and oversize sunnies.

Below the waist, sheer dotted tights made a prominent appearance on the runway, worn with thigh high boots and loafers, which were surprisingly refashioned into furry, pointy toe high-heel mule and wedge variations.

As for beauty, lacquered center-parted strands styled into looped off-to-the-side ponytails (finished with a girlish bow!) paired with popping pink pouts and over-flushed cheeks gave the collection a youthful twist.

And no ODLR show would be complete without a few red-carpet ready ensembles; flowy floor-length frocks fashioned from delicate pleated silk slinked down the catwalk alongside cute cocktail dresses, which came in an array of lacy, sparkly, embellished, metallic, fringed forms.

Favourites: Floral print dress and platinum lame gown

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Hilary Swank, Andrea Riseborough, Anne Hathaway, Kristin Davis, Jessica Chastain, Iman, Anna Wintour, Sarah Jessica Parker, Barbara Walters, Hilary Clinton and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

View the collection in its entirety on the OscarPrGirl tumblr—India-Jewel Jackson 

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7 Responses to Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012

  1. DivaDebbi (Beauty and Fashion Blog) December 6, 2011 at 16:34 #

    I adore Oscar. He very rarely fails any woman he dresses for the RC.

    • India-Jewel December 6, 2011 at 19:02 #

      His designs are amazing; 100% obsessed with the taffeta gowns from this season!

  2. Alina December 6, 2011 at 18:24 #

    The 4th gown for Rosie.

    • India-Jewel December 6, 2011 at 19:01 #


    • molly December 6, 2011 at 22:51 #

      The fourth gown for me! :P

  3. Linda December 7, 2011 at 12:32 #

    Looks like a gorgeous collection.

  4. Cristina December 9, 2011 at 04:11 #

    Wow. That gold gown is calling for Florence Welch to wear it.

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