The biggest news from NYFW is British designer, Peter Copping’s, inaugural and historic show for Oscar de la Renta. The new creative director only had three months to prepare his début collection. This fashion event was especially significant as de la Renta himself, identified Peter Copping as the successor for the house, which is a rare occurrence in the industry. Copping revealed backstage at his Fall 2015 presentation that they had intended to work together through the transition over several seasons and that Oscar’s passing was sudden and unexpected.
Timeless, ladylike dressing was Oscar de la Renta’s forté. This season, Copping infused a new youthful sensibility while retaining the label’s signature uptown glamour. There were graceful separates for day featuring black and white grid patterns inspired by skyscraper windows as well as some refreshingly paired down silhouettes for evening. Some of the shorter frocks were pure Copping – trimmed in sensual flounces and frills. His eye for detail was evident in everything from the pretty unlined lace bodices to the rough-edged chiffon ruffles.
Star pieces included a fuchsia cocktail frock with floral rosettes and an ivory long-sleeved column accented with black embroidered flowers. The deep lace inset in back was stunning! To close the show, Copping sent out a short cocktail dress instead of the longer gowns that preceded it. It was a nice break from de la Renta’s traditional finale and it gave the collection a contemporary spirit. With all respect due de la Renta, Peter Copping is sure to reveal his personal artistry in seasons to come.
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