Oscar de la Renta Spring-Summer 2020 in New York. Greetings from sunny Dominican Republic.

Today I want to introduce you to the charming, romantic, feminine collection from the Oscar de la Renta spring-summer 2020 fashion house, which was shown at New York Fashion Week.

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Greetings from sunny Dominican Republic - perhaps this is how you can voice the main theme of the new fashion line. After all, it was the Dominican Republic and, as we know, the birthplace of the brand's founder himself, that became the starting point and the main source of inspiration for the creative duet of Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia. “We really wanted to use the brand's Latin American roots in the collection,” says Garcia, who also hails from the area.

What do you imagine when you hear the word "Dominican Republic"? The cleanest Caribbean Sea, great diving, secluded beaches with coconut trees, a riot of flowers, fruits, sand, light outfits and natural fabrics. All this is in the new collection. To heighten the effect of immersion in the relaxed atmosphere of summer holidays, travel and colorful exoticism, the designers have decorated the fashionable catwalk with palms in tubs and huge wicker baskets with fruits.

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Although the couturiers mentioned Santo Domingo, one of the oldest cities in the Caribbean, this collection is not so much about a specific place as about a state of mind. There are no direct references or any literal copies of national costumes here. Only characteristic silhouettes, colorful details, cut like, say, shirts, tunics or hints of a caftan. And outfits with a patchwork print, for example, don't look "hand-made" at all.

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However, nobody is particularly trying to fool the audience. Designers play up the souvenir mood of the collection so neatly and deftly that there is basically nothing to complain about in their work. Everything looks colorful, a little original, but still completely Western. Relaxed images, bright dynamics, flying textures, elegant chic and light irony are a wonderful fashionable cocktail for the upcoming warm season.

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The main part of the collection consists of dresses, including mini-styles made of chiffon, airy pleats, dresses with floral or rainbow striped prints, openwork embroidery, voluminous bows and luxurious flounces. The fashion line includes lace tops, silk shorts, overalls, loose-fitting trousers, wide-brimmed hats, as well as jackets and capes, which played only a supporting role in a fashionable image.

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A separate line is to highlight linen clothes and raffia woven outfits with perfect decor in the form of fringe, wooden beads, embroidery and floral applique.

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The final block of the fashion collection has traditionally become evening dresses. Indeed, for many, the Oscar de la Renta brand is, first of all, luxurious looks for the red carpet.

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The task for Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia was not an easy one - to create something that would please both old fans of the brand, respectable ladies who personally knew de la Renta himself, and new clients - young, lively, and no less demanding. Let's be honest, the designers did an excellent job with a seemingly impossible mission.

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Mallet dresses with trains, cascading skirts, flounces and bows, flowing silvery fabrics, soft drapery, translucent textures, lace, rhinestones, embroidery - as if the maestro himself had a hand in fashion sketches. The final chord of the fashion show was the appearance of supermodel Irina Shayk in a spectacular black and luxurious dress.

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Fashion House Oscar de la Renta is recognized as one of the most feminine American brands. And with such a statement, in my opinion, it is impossible not to agree. Elegant, charming, atmospheric, but simply - beautiful! But this is just my opinion, and yours, my dear viewers, we will learn from the comments.