The Oscar de la Renta Fall / Winter 2015-2016 collection show was undoubtedly one of the most anticipated of Fashion Week in New York.
It is not for less, because when the Dominican dressmaker chose Peter Copping as the new creative director of his empire - days before his death - a great expectation was created to know how his successor would develop.
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Last Tuesday night the fashion industry was finally able to witness the first Oscar de la Renta collection at the hands of the English designer and put an end to that curiosity. Copping dazzled with a collection that clearly conserved the spirit of the Dominican designer whose talent lay in his ability to please both high society and younger ladies with his garments.
The models, who wore their hair tied back and subtle makeup, paraded on the catwalk dressed in pieces that used to be part of the De la Renta shows: feminine dresses, tweed garments, skirts above the knee, elegant and glamorous dresses cocktail dress with glitters and transparencies and evening dresses with floral patterns and lace.
Oscar De La Renta - Runway - Fall 2015 - New York Fashion Week.
The British designer's proposals grabbed the full attention of the attendees, who included singer Taylor Swift and supermodel Karlie Kloss.
Before becoming the creative director of Oscar de la Renta, Copping, born in Oxford, was the artistic director of the house Nina Ricci for half a decade. "Unfortunately I only met [with Oscar] on limited occasions," the dressmaker said in an interview with WWD. "Oscar de la Renta has defined the American elegance of women for generations, and the opportunity to work with him and help secure the brand's future is very exciting."