Fall-Winter 2021/2022 Ready-To-Wear
Oscar de la Renta
April 08, 2021
This collection is a tribute to late summer, when sunflowers and wildflowers radiate in glorious full bloom. Inspired by the splendor of nature, the collection has its origins in flowers gathered and pressed in collaboration with artist Tricia Paoluccio.
The resulting botanical designs are rendered in articulate threadwork embroidery, crocheting, and multi-colored floral appliques. Fabrics range from fil coupe to cotton to taffeta, culminating in a modern, silk faille ball gown.
Tailored jackets and dresses are highlighted by a round scoop neck and embellished with metallic belts and ornamental buttons. Tone-on-tone color-blocking reigns for daywear in knits and crepe, elegant in an end-of-summer palette in muted shades of lavender, mint green, turquoise, and saffron.
Caftans are richly textured and begin to hint at the bows that evolve throughout the collection. Market flowers wrapped in craft paper and tied with raffia ribbon are the muse behind the concept, with bows rendered in crepe, taffeta, metallics, and crystal.
Sunflower prints blossom on day pieces and cocktail dresses, introducing an abundance of tulle. An electric-hued group, pristine in its absence of embellishments, boasts striking colors and undulating fabric.
The timeless drama of stark black and white is illustrated by a monochromatic white crepe gown, a black gown with gold thread embroidery, and a traditional trench trimmed with pleated black tulle.
The collection reaches a crescendo with a tulle ball gown, ablaze with crystalized bows and featuring an open back and high neck.
Distinctively, ethereally feminine, this spectacular creation was 120 hours in the making and is the definitive Oscar de la Renta statement.