Oscar de la Renta
From fashionable tweed skirt suits and dresses, to splashes of hot pink, emerald green, apple red, and mustard yellow— de la Renta had a little something for everyone in his 2011 pre-Fall fashion collection. The collection focused on 50’s-inspired a-line dresses and skirts, slouchy trousers and evening gowns. Two new looks on de la Renta's runway were hip fur vests paired with both casual leggings and baby blue and pink ball gowns that looked fit for Marie Antoinette. The key element that kept the show cohesive were bows. Bows were on collars, belts and in the models hair, tying everything together in a prim and proper package!
Rodriguez carried over a few Spring trends, like sheer cut-outs and muted colors, for his Pre-fall 2011 collection. A few additions to his collection were fur, tweed, leather, and ombre detailing. There were great masculine pieces with a feminine flair; like a leather fur collared fab trench coat and wrap around belt, fitted-cropped jackets, and below-the-knee length skirts ranging from structured to flared looks.
Unlike Oscar de le Renta’s vibrant-colored collection, Carolina Herrera decided to go simple with her vision of Pre-Fall 2011, showing dresses and separates that were mostly grey and pewter blue colors. While the colors were simple, the style and cuts were classic Herrera – sophisticated, feminine, and chic. Details that kept the collection looking young and trendy were and a subtle leopard print pieces. Although there weren’t as many evening gowns as we’d normally expect from the Venezuelan designer, there were a few that demanded attention like a solid red gown with beautiful large pleated detailed back and a Spanish-inspired black and gold lace gown.
Sticking to the minimalist trend, designer Francisco Costa created simple dresses floor-length, mid-sleeved and long-sleeved short dresses in black, blush and white. He also sent fitted ankle length black pants similar to leggings, but more structured, down the runway. For a tougher look there was a bold leather tunic and slouchy trousers.