It was just a month ago that Peter Copping showed his first bridal range for Oscar de la Renta, but the resort collection he presented Thursday afternoon to press — heavy on dresses and gowns, with some daywear separates thrown into the mix — looked far from rushed.
In the tradition of the late designer, Copping's gowns were elaborately embroidered and appliquéd with florals and, in some instances, overlaid with lace. Standouts included a columnar white dress with flowered vines trailing from the neckline; a magenta and white off-the-shoulder dress with a fully paillette-embroidered bodice and floor-length skirt scattered with yellow flowers; a mink car coat, dyed teal and inset with black python; and a red, floor-length silk faille gown with a sheer, sequin-embroidered décolletage and cutout skirt (see above).
Copping continued to introduce shorter lengths and lingerie details, as well as some more adventurous silhouettes, including a black beaded cocktail dress with a navy cape back. Voluminous tiers of ruffles appeared on the skirts of several gowns, the most dramatic of which was the closing number, in black silk taffeta with jet embroidery and a billowing train. With each collection (this would be the third) Copping's confidence — and facility with the house's codes — seem to advance.
See the collection in full below.