Oscar de la Renta Resort 2013
Whimsy was the word at Oscar de la Renta's Resort 2013 show Monday evening, where the designer presented a diverse collection underpinned at all points by an easy, colorful elegance. br> Looks ranged from de la Renta's customarily luxurious suits to shirts, jackets, and dresses featuring fresh new floral prints. Close-up images of irises and carnations played well with embroidered tulips. Many accessories were rendered in shades of ripe produce: lemon-colored belts, for example, and green apple earrings were the finishing touches on a few looks. And if the multiple suggestions of floral beauty weren't a sufficient indicator that these clothes are intended for a relaxing break from everyday life, tulle and organza dresses embroidered with a gingham pattern playfully suggested going for a picnic. br> The offering was grown-up and girlish, mature and youthful all at once. That idea couldn't be stressed any clearer than in a sequined baseball shirt (already for sale online), paired with a tea-length white-and-green skirt that came down the runway toward the end of the show. br> Photos Courtesy of Oscar de la Renta.