fter the brand's successful foray into online streaming with its Resort 2011 show, Oscar de la Renta will once again be offering the opportunity to watch their Spring/Summer 2011 show live at 5pm EST with backstage coverage beginning at 4:30pm EST. You can tune in here to Fashionista at 4:30pm to watch the livestream. After the show, there will be special items that can be purchased right off the runway.
1. Lindsey Wixson is most popular model of the season. She's been around for a while now, but Lindsey Wixson is the star of the Resort shows. This trend is sure to carry on through September. 2. Straw hats, reminiscent of those worn by Coco Chanel, are de rigueur. Jason Wu showed them last week, Oscar showed them today, and we'll definitely see them come the Spring 2011 shows. The look is currently a favorite of Tokyo's Harajuku girls. 3. Don't say goodbye to stripes. The Breton stripe may feel burned, but de la Renta's not letting go just yet. He showed two navy and white striped sweaters that were too classically-styled to cast aside as "over." 4. Ball gowns really are back. The third-to-last look, a kelly green ball gown, felt really modern, despite it's old-fashioned proportions. As did a short taupe dress with an exaggerated peplum attached.
We're on Park Ave. taking in ODLR's Resort 2011 show--and now you, can too. Enjoy!
Oscar de la Renta S/S 2011 Cheat Sheet: -a decadent garden party -classic silhouettes -silk faille -evening gloves, hair bows, and kitten heels -lime green, light pink, glamorous black -playful appliques -‘50s feel; modern aesthetic From a seat a few rows back from the catwalk it’s apparent: Oscar de la Renta is a man apart. The designer offered a fashion week finale far from the rush of the Lincoln Center tent. The celebs that filled his front row were top-tier editors (with a single flashbulb celebrity exception in SJP) and the mood was relaxed. The start: drums, Spanish guitar, hair in big buns and silk. Pantsuits in swinging silk, tightly belted, and day dresses were in wide, elegant plaid or floral patterns. But the night looks were the most striking. The luxury of seasons past remained, of course, with a playful infusion of color and textures (lime green, pink, red and yellow appliquéd carnations, lace and sequins). In all their complicated construction with silk chiffon ruffles, floral embroidery and organza volume, they seemed lighthearted and youthful, especially when set to the music of the '50s.