Refined Exotic Eclecticism at Oscar de la Renta Spring 2010

"It's a dream to see the pinnacle of embroidery and luxurious fabrics from the best mills in the world treated in the most magnificent ways," said designer Zac Posen, after attending Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2010 show. The friendship between the two designers certainly strengthened both of their collections this season; each being herald super feminine and wearable, by reducing volume and incorporating hot shots of colour. For de la Renta, the exotic colours this season included teal, melon, bronze, cream, hyacinth and peridot. Mixing youthful colours with classic shapes including safari suits, trench coats, full skirts and draped dresses, Oscar’s clothes would look amazing on a woman of any age. We also saw far less embroidery and embellishment in the clothing (possibly caused by the continuing credit crunch), which provided a refined spin on exotic eclecticism. Although his clothing is constantly ultra luxe and sensual, Oscar feels the need to change every season. De la Renta explains that he desires to provide fantasy to a woman who is already incredibly fascinating, so he can never do the same thing, or look back. After the jump you can see some of my favourite looks from the exotic, ladylike collection.

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