Homespun coton was the fabric of choice at the 2013 Oscar de la Renta Resort Collection, which set the mood for a picnic of colours. The mixed palette composed of cobalt blue, peridot, carnation, iris and evergreen seemed to be picked from a delicious fruit basket. The suggestion of a picnic by the gingham-patterned tea-length dresses was paired with the freshness of the outdoors from the blooming of blown-up prints of iris, carnations and tulips. The graphic black and white prints brought maturity to the youthful display of floral beauty, while rows of ruffles, sexy black guipure lace and meticulous floral embroidery elevated the easy-going breeziness of the day dresses. The unfussiness of the collection was summarized by the pairing of comfortable sweaters with luxurious and flowy maxi skirts. Oscar de la Renta highlighted the feminine waistline with embellished belts, lush bows, generous peplums and high-waisted trouser and pencil skirts, the perfect silhouette for face-stuffing at a picnic feast.
Sources: Vogue, Fashionologie & Style.com